Vatican librarian to visit SAU


DAVENPORT — Monsignor Cesare Pasini, prefect of the Biblioteca Aposatolica Vaticana in Rome, and one of the world’s foremost scholars on St. Ambrose of Milan, will visit St. Ambrose University in early December.
In addition to concelebrating the annual Feast of St. Ambrose Mass, Msgr. Pasini will visit the university’s Academy for the Study of St. Ambrose of Milan, and will present a public lecture. Msgr. Pasini is the author of one of the definitive works on St. Ambrose, “Ambrose of Milan: Thoughts and Actions of a Bishop,” which is currently being translated into English.
The lecture, “Pro-gressing with Freedom Toward Humility: Images and Thoughts of Ambrose of Milan,” will take place at 5 p.m. Dec. 2 in the Rogalski Center Ballroom. The lecture will be followed by a question-and-answer session, and is open to students, faculty, staff and the public free of charge.
The Feast of St. Ambrose Mass, celebrated by Bishop Martin Amos, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 2, in Christ the King Chapel. As part of the ceremony, the McMullen Awards, named in honor of St. Ambrose’s founder, Bishop John McMullen, will be presented to individuals who embody the university’s mission of enriching lives. The public is invited to attend the Mass and award ceremony. A reception will follow.
To learn more, visit or contact the academy’s executive coordinator, Ethan Gannaway, at or (563) 333-5823.

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