Retired local judge honored as ‘faithful servant’ of law

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November 18, 2015


Judge Elizabeth Hayden

Elizabeth Hayden, a College of St. Benedict alumna and retired district court judge, received the Fidelis Apparitor Award Nov. 14. The award, which means “faithful servant,” is given to individuals who have been good and faithful servants of the law.

Hayden, a member of St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud, received the honor at a reception following the 14th annual College of St. Benedict/St. John’s University Red Mass at the Sacred Heart Chapel of St. Benedict’s Monastery in St. Joseph. Hayden served in Minnesota’s Seventh Judicial District for 24 years.

Q: In 2002, you were instrumental in founding the Red Mass at CSB/SJU, which celebrates the work of judges, attorneys, students of law, policy-makers and civic leaders. Why was this something you wanted to initiate?

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