The Saint Anne Medal

The Saint Anne Medal is for adults working with Catholic members of national organizations serving youth.  The medal was inaugurated at the Sixth National Conference on Catholic Youth Work in Philadelphia in November 1957.  It was redesigned in 1980.  The Saint Anne Medal is offered to those dioceses, which choose to use it, subject to the approval of the local ordinary.  It is the highest national award in this field.   

The purpose of the medal is to honor the outstanding service to adults contributing to the spiritual development of Catholic members of Girl Scouts and Camp Fire organizations, and to further Catholic adult leadership in youth ministry through such organizations.

Nominations and recommendations may be made by anyone;  People who were nominated in a previous year but were not selected may be re-nominated if still eligible.  To nominate someone, complete the Saint Anne Medal document application (108 KB) and submit it to:

 Catholic Archdiocese of Oklahoma City
Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministry
7501 NW Expressway - P.O. Box 32180
Oklahoma City , OK   73123
Phone:  (405) 721-9220


document Saint Anne Medal Award - Application Form (108 KB)

Candidate Qualifications

The kind of person sought as a recipient of a national adult recognition should be one of excellent character and exemplary in every way.

Recipients should be adults currently active with the organizations served (ideally, registered members.)

Awards may be given to clergy, religious, non-Catholics, lay men or women.

APPROVALS:  This nomination is to be kept CONFIDENTIAL. 

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