Please join us today, March 29 at 1:30 p.m. in Speakers’ Corner of Falvey Memorial Library for the Alfred F. Mannella and Rose T. Lauria-Mannella Endowed Distinguished Speaker Series lecture featuring Father Michael Di Gregorio, OSA, Prior Provincial.
Father Di Gregorio will present “The Birth of a Mission to South Philadelphia Italians: A Friars’ Tale.” The talk will focus on addressing the formation of the Italian-Augustinian Mission to the immigrants of Philadelphia at the start of the 20th Century—all of the challenges, opportunities and achievements. The talk will represent an aspect of Father Di Gregorio’s article: “The Mission of the Italian Augustinians in the United States, The First Thirty-Five Years: Laying the Foundation,” in Analecta Augustiniana, Vol. LXXVIII, 2015.
The Alfred F. Mannella and Rose T. Lauria-Mannella Endowed Distinguished Speaker Series began in 2009 and celebrates Italian-American history and culture. It is made possible by the generous support of Alfred S. Mannella, ’58 VSB.
This event, sponsored by Falvey Memorial Library, is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
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