Events with the Michigan Patrons

Patrons out for evening in Vatican City State

Patrons out for evening in Vatican City State

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.

Patron Luncheon in Casina Pio IV, Vatican Gardens

Patron Luncheon, Casina Pio IV, Vatican Gardens

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!



Upcoming Events



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!


Past Events

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

Tympanum Sculpture for Archdiocese of Detroit

Tympanum Sculpture 

Exclusive Historic Preview Showing of the Tympanum Art Piece Being Created for the Archdiocese of Detroit | April 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

Private Mass in Vatican

Private Mass in Vatican

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