The Rev. André Cirino, a renowned Franciscan author and teacher, will deliver an address titled “Blessed Pope John’s XXIII’s Perspective on Power and Authority to ‘Rebuild My Church’” at
7 p.m. June 3 in the Collins Auditorium at Viterbo University’s School of Nursing.
The address will take place the night before he and three others receive Viterbo’s Pope John XXIII for Distinguished Service Award during a banquet at Viterbo.
Cirino’s talk, co-sponsored by the Franciscan Spirituality Center and followed by a question-and-answer session, is open to the public at $10 a ticket.
Cirino, who lives in the Siena Friary in Mount Vernon, N.Y., leads pilgrimages to Assisi, Italy, the ancestral home of
St. Francis of Assisi, and to the Vatican.
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As previously announced, other recipients of the Pope John XXIII awards are Pat Stephens of La Crosse, founder and organizer of several community events, and Dick and Doreen Brostrom, a former La Crosse couple who launched second careers as full-time volunteers and recently retired to Albuquerque, N.M.
Those who want to attend Cirino’s talk can register online at www.FSCenter.org.