The Benemerenti Medal is an honour awarded by the Pope to members of the clergy and laity for service to the Catholic Church. Originally established as an award to soldiers in the Papal Army, the medal was later extended to the clergy and the laity for service to the church.
Recipients of the Benemerenti Medal at St Luke's include
1969 James O'Garr (for 40 years service to the SVP)
Betty Brierley (UCM)
2010 Kevin Lyons
Maureen Mayers (national president of the UCM for several years)