Rob Estall Benemerenti Medal Presentation

19th April 2009. Bishop Paul Hendricks presents the Benemerenti Medal to parishioner Robert Estall. Rob is seen here holding the certificate, and the medal has already been pinned to his left jacket lapel.

The Benemerenti medal was instituted by Pope Gregory XVI in 1832 and is conferred on those who have exhibited long and exceptional service to the Catholic Church, their families and community. It has the word benemerenti (to a well deserving person) on its face, surrounded by a crown of oak leaves.