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EXCLUSIVE ITALIAN & INTERNATIONAL PATRONS EVENT IN THE VATICAN MUSEUMS
On June 1st the Italian & International Patrons were welcomed into the Vatican Museums for an indelible evening. After closing to the general public, the Museums invited us to explore the past, in the peaceful silence of the vast buildings that once housed the Holy Father.
Accompanied by elite docents, we were escorted through the magically frescoed galleries on route to a tourist-free Sistine Chapel, where we were embraced by the angelic voices of Monseigneur Pablo Colino's Choir of the Cappella Giulia. This a cappella choir delivered an awe-inspiring interpretation of prayers through song.
Their voices carried us through to the Etruscan Museum, all the way up to the Nicchione and the Terrazza Etrusca, where our Chapter was enveloped by a bird's eye view of the Vatican and the surrounding rooftops of the Eternal City.
Our group then had the incredible opportunity to waltz (barefoot!) down the Bramante staircase to Gallery of Busts and Statues and then gather for another splendidly invigorating musical finale with the Choir of the Cappella Giulia.
Barbara Jatta, Director of the Vatican Museums welcomed our guests and joined us as we thanked our Patrons from all over the world and visited the Gabinetto delle Maschere and the Logge esterne together.
The Chapter Leaders of the Italian & International Patrons wish to thank Father Kevin Lixey, Sara Savoldello, Romina Cometti, Chiara Lorenzetti, Martina Suozzo, Annarita Imperio and Sophia Bevacqua for their help and dedication. Thank you also to Valentina Saltarelli.
Our Chapter also wishes to thank the many Patrons from around the world that joined for this magnificent evening! Special thanks goes to Patrons of the Arts CHIESI for supporting the art access project dedicated to individuals with disabilities in the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo, CARTIER SOUTH-EAST EUROPE and Francois-Marc Sastre, General Director of Cartier South-East Europe, for supporting the restoration of these golden precious Etruscan artifacts from the Regolini-Galassi excavation in Cerveteri.