Sister Mary Anthony Wagner Award
The center of the award is imprinted with the Medal of Saint Benedict (believed to be created back in 1800s and is only given to Benedictine Oblates and possibly Monks too).
Around the center are two hands resembling the hands as seen on the “Peace on Earth” sculpture of the Maeben Madonna, a Benedictine symbol, and are holding the Blessed Sacrament or the host.
The middle ring, in this case, symbolizes the arch windows seen at Saint Benedict’s Monastery.
The border leaf are carvings of an opening flower symbolizing women going forth into service.
Ezekiel: Prophet of Hope Award
The center of the award is imprinted with the Benedictine Cross designed by Frank Kacmarcik in 1960 during the Vatican II period. The symbol was hardly used until Saint John’s University and the College of Saint Benedict began using it and decided to adopt it as their common logo in the 1980s.
Around the center are the arch windows commonly signifying those in early church architecture.
The middle ring of intertwined rings and the border leaf pattern come from the Book of Kells that can be found at the Saint John’s Hill Manuscript Museum and Library.
Each award is imprinted on the back with the award name, Benedictine cross, Richard Bresnahan’s signature, and Pottery Studio’s seal.