View of the east side of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
|Awarded for||Distinguished service in the advancement of Marian devotion|
|Sponsored by||The Catholic University of America and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception|
|Currently held by||Carl A. Anderson|
The Patronal Medal is awarded jointly by The Catholic University of America and the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. It is awarded someone who has "rendered distinguished service in the advancement of Marian devotion, theology, or general appreciation of the place of Mary in the life of the Catholic Church."
It is awarded on an occasional basis around December 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, the Patronal feast of Catholic University and the Basilica. It was awarded 25 times between its establishment in 1974 and 2010.
|2016||Sandra Andreas McMurtrie||Catholic volunteer|
|Robert F. Comstock||Attorney|
|2013||Carl A. Anderson||Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus||"He embodies the qualities for which the Patronal Medal is awarded because his strong faith and devotion to Mary underpin all that he does."|
|2009||Msgr. Paul Lenz||Vice-postulator of the cause for canonization of Saint Kateri Tekakwitha||"With great admiration and affection for him and in recognition of his life's work, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception and The Catholic University of America together, this day, proudly confer upon Reverend Monsignor Paul A. Lenz their highest honor, the Patronal Medal."|
|1998||Cardinal Edmund Szoka||President of the Pontifical Commission for Vatican City State and of the Governatorate of Vatican City State|
|1995||Joseph and Bertha Braddock|
|1990||Mother Angelica||Founder of the Eternal Word Television Network|
|1989||Rev. Eamon R. Carroll||Past president of the Catholic Theological Society of America and the Mariological Society of America|
|1987||Thomas J. Grady||Bishop of Orlando|
|1986||Cardinal John Krol||Archbishop of Philadelphia|
|1985||Joseph A. Fitzmyer, S.J.||Professor at The Catholic University of America|
|1984||Cardinal William Baum||Former Archbishop of Washington, Prefect of the Congregation for Catholic Education and Major Penitentiary;|
|1979||Saint Teresa of Calcutta||Founder of the Missionaries of Charity|
|1974||Archbishop Fulton Sheen||Bishop of Rochester|
|Michael J. Bransfield||Bishop of Wheeling-Charleston and former rector of the Basilica|
|Cardinal John Carberry||Archbishop of St. Louis|
|Virgil Dechant||Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus|
|Cardinal James Hickey||Archbishop of Washington|
|Dolores Hope||Wife of entertainer Bob Hope|
|Fr. Frederick Jelly||President of the Mariologist Society of America and the Ecumenical Society of the Blessed Virgin Mary|
|Bishop James T. McHugh||Bishop of Rockville Centre|
|Cardinal Patrick O'Boyle||Archbishop of Washington|
|Fr. Patrick Peyton||Founder of the Family Rosary Crusade|
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