|Mazzuchelli celebration comes
to a close
Wis.-The yearlong celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth
of Fr. Samuel Mazzuchelli, OP, founder of the Dominican Sisters
of Sinsinawa, will culminate Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 4-5, 2006.
his birthday, Saturday, Nov. 4, the public is invited to attend
a free showing of the award-winning video, Tracing a Journey, which
celebrates the life and legacy of Fr. Mazzuchelli, at 2:30 p.m.
at Sinsinawa Mound. The viewing will be followed by a panel discussion
with the creators of the film, writer Paul Kohl and executive producer
Craig Schaefer. Solemn Vespers (evening prayer) will be held at
4:30 with preaching by Sr. Mary Paynter, OP, Vice-Postulator for
the Cause of Beatification of Fr. Mazzuchelli. Celebrate with birthday
Sunday, Nov. 5, at the 10:30 a.m. Eucharist, Fr. David Wright will
preside and preach. He is also a Vice-Postulator for the Cause of
Beatification of Fr. Mazzuchelli.
exhibit, Samuel Mazzuchelli, OP, Tracing a Journey, will be open
both Saturday and Sunday. This self-guided exhibit traces Fr. Mazzuchelli's
journey from Italy to the United States, through the Midwest, telling
the story of his ministry with the Native Americans, miners and
farmers. Artifacts such as his writing desk, chalice, chasuble and
penance chain are on display.
Mazzuchelli, born in 1806, is known in the tri-state area for establishing
at least 35 parish communities, designing and building at least
24 churches, and founding the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters. He was
declared "Venerable" by Pope John Paul II, the first step
more information on these and other activities at the Mound, contact
Guest Services at (608) 748-4411 or visit our Web site at
www.sinsinawa.org. Sinsinawa Mound, the Motherhouse for the
Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters, is located in southwest Wisconsin on
County Road Z, off Highway 11, about five miles northeast of Dubuque.