Events with the Michigan Patrons
The Michigan Chapter of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums sponsors several events each year to foster fellowship among the Patrons, to raise funds for its mission, i.e., the restoration and preservation of art in the Vatican Museum, and to encourage others to become Patrons.
Some events are local, some feature short ventures within the US, and some events take us to the Vatican, Rome, Europe and beyond.
All events include a mixture of artistic, cultural, spiritual, and entertainment values. Come and see!
Raising the Galero of Edmund Cardinal Szoka (August 2018)
Edmund Cardinal Szoka, a Michigan native, former Bishop of Gaylord, and Archbishop of Detroit, was called to the Vatican in 1990 by then Pope John Paul II to serve the Church as the President of the Pontifical Commission for the Vatican State and President of the Governatorate of Vatican City State. Amoung his accomplishments while seving the Church from the Vatican were the advancement of the Vatican Museums and the formation of the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums. Cardinal Szoka passed away in August 2014. The Archdiocese of Detroit has announced the ceremony to honor Cardinal Szoka and to raise his galero, the Bishop’s red tasseled hat, to take place in August 2018. The Michigan Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums is honored to participate in planning certain events to celebrate this most worthy servant of the Lord. Please check back here for updates as plans evolve.
Several additional events are in the planning stages.
Please check back here for an update!
Please click on the title to learn about these past event.
Annual December Advent Event | December 2017
Pilgrimage to Rome and the Vatican | November 2017
Sistine Chapel Choir Historic Visit to the US | September 2017
Annual Advent Fellowship Event | December 2016
St. Anne of the Gospel Tympanum Sculpture Blessing | December 2016
Port Huron Gathering | August 2016
Advent Evening of Fellowship | December 2015
Artistic Connections Between Wine and Soul | August 2015
Mediterranean Cruise and Rome Extension | May 2015
Advent Christmas Celebration | December 2014
Cooking Demo and Talk by Father Leo Patalinghung | October 2014
Reception and Dinner with Commandante Daniel Arnig | August 2014
Toronto & Niagara on the Lake Tour | August 2014
Eric Genius Piano Concert | April 2014
Annual Advent and Holiday Event | December 2013
30th Anniversary Trip to Rome, Italy | October 2013
Flower Arranging Class | April 2012