Saturday, April 30, 2011

Opening of the Karol Wojtyla Memorial at the Angelicum

Pilgrims from the United States, including Tom Monahan, founder of Ave Maria University and Dominos Pizza; in Rome for the Beatification of the Angelicum's most prominent alumnus, Karol Wojtyla/John Paul II, joined His Eminence Jorge Cardinal Mejia, Angelicum alumnus and classmate of Karol Wojtyla, and emeritus Archivist of the Roman Catholic Church; and Fr. Alejandro Crosthwaite, OP, Vice-Rector for Public Relations, for the opening and blessing of the Karol Wojtyla Memorial at the Angelicum.

The event was preceded by a tour of the Angelicum by Fr. Crosthwaite followed by a presentation by His Eminence entitled "A Conversation of Fr. Wojtyla at the Angelicum 1946-1949 --and Beyond" in the same hall where Fr. Wojtyla defended his doctorate dissertation 60 years ago --Sala della Sapienza. The event concluded with a luncheon in the historic Aula delle Colonne.

Click here for Cardinal Mejia's presentation.