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Companions Medal

The Province has been served by a number of dedicated people over the years.

The Jubilee Medals and Companions Medals recognise those people who have provided significant service to the Province over the years.

In 2006, when we marked the 450th Jubilee of the Society of Jesus, the Province decided to honour people who have given particularly significant service to the Province over many years. During that year, twenty-three Jesuits and companions in ministry were honoured with a Jubilee Medal.

After that year, the Province realised the value of continuing to recognise partners in mission, and so the Companions Medal was created in 2007 and has been offered from time to time since then to those who have given themselves generously to the Province’s mission.

Companions Medal recipients

Wally Armitage Eric Goodwin Graham O’Rourke
John Drury John Bowie Elizabeth Smith
Chris McCabe Deirdre McInerney Maxine Hogan
Frank Costigan Kay Hooper Jacinta Forbes
Julie Tranfa Mary Nolan Marie Emmitt
Michael Gray Rosemary Flannery Trevor John Corfield
Kerry Murphy Geraldine Lloyd Erica Reading
Margaret Beirne Margaret Mary (Bebe) McEncroe Gerald Walsh
Diane Campbell John McEncroe Jan Brady
Paul Henderson Percival Walter Hanlon St Patrick’s Old Collegians

Jubilee Medal recipients

Norm Tanti Michael Sweeney Renato Zecchin
Josephine Lonergan David Sutton Wieslaw Slowik
Peter Steele Neville Harpham Phil Crotty
Peter L’Estrange John Begley Peter Johnstone
Ted Exell Ailsa Gillett Feruccio Romanin
Robyn Treseder Elizabeth Strutt Michael O’Dea
John Kennedy Paul Callil John Quin
John May Robert Hanley