Dear Patrons and Friends,
Building a strong community to us means not only welcoming you to Rome and to the Vatican Museums but also reaching out to you all over the world.
Last week an invited group of dedicated and very generous Patrons joined an intimate retreat in Santa Barbara, California. The weekend focused on Marian art from the Vatican collection. Our Patrons connected their tradition of supporting sacred beauty in the Vatican Museums with local missions in California with the addition of the tastings of various local wines and a walking pilgrimage.
The weekend was a resounding success! We look forward to offering an expanded experience to our Patrons in 2022, which would include both weekend and week-long options. This retreat is a great opportunity for Patrons who want to learn about the connections between the collections of Vatican art and the local history and contemporary culture in the North American area.