Scavenger Hunt 2022
Symbol Scavenger Hunt 2022 Winners
1st Place: Antoinette Sveom
2nd Place: Mary Moudry
3rd Place: Julia Moudry
Antoinette Sveom found all 15 of the Scavenger Hunt symbols on monuments and markers, and submitted her completed card by July 11, 2022.
Antoinette is very familiar with The Catholic Cemeteries. Starting with her step-great-grandfather and grandfather, who were superintendents of St. Anthony’s Cemetery in the early 1900’s, to her grandfather moving to St. Mary’s Cemetery in the 1920’s-1930’s, she comes from a long line of cemetery people. She has at least 30 relatives buried in St. Anthony, another 30 at St. Mary’s, and still more at Calvary Cemetery.
Embarking on this hunt, Antoinette said her eyes were opened to the beauty of the monuments, previously focusing only on the names and dates engraved on the headstones. Being unaware of certain symbols and their meanings, she is now curious about the meaning of a broken pillar, or hands shaking.
Thank you to all who participated in this Scavenger Hunt, and we hope you will continue exploring the beauty of our cemeteries and remembering those who are buried there.
2022 Scavenger Hunt Symbols List
- Alpha and Omega
- Broken Pillar
- Chi-Rho (P + X) with grapes and bread (“wafers”)
- Draped urn
- Hands reaching up to a hand reaching down
- Heart with thorns
- Ivy or Vines
- Lamp (looks like incense)
- Open book or open bible
- Tree – partial or stump
- Wreath with wheat