Commemorative Medal

thumb medal-largeGold, 1 1/2" H x 1 1/4" W
1874-1877
Gift of Jim and Judy Morton, 2012.3.1

This medal was given to Mamie Loughran (1859-1935) while she was a boarding student at the Convent of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in Oakland, California. Mamie attended school at the Convent from 1874 to 1877.

Medals for mending and the like were awarded as "premiums" to students during the school's biannual public exhibitions that showcased student achievement. This medal was presented to Mamie by Reverend Michael King, the beloved pastor of the Oakland parish who had welcomed the Holy Names to California in 1868.