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Supreme Knight Receives Prestigious Award from Catholic University of America, National Shrine


On Dec. 9, Supreme Knight Carl Anderson was awarded the Patronal Medal at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

The Medal, awarded jointly by the Shrine and Catholic University of America, is given to an individual who renders "distinguished service in the advancement of Marian devotion, theology, or general appreciate of the place of Mary in the Catholic Church."

The Supreme Knight expressed his gratitude on behalf of countless knights whose dedicated service to the Shrine over so many decades has contributed so much to advance its mission.

Previous recipients of the award include: Cardinal James Hickey, former archbishop of Washington; Mother M. Angelica, founder of the Eternal Word Television Network; and Dolores Hope, wife of entertainer Bob Hope.