March 2019 English Meeting

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Ciao tutti -



at St. Patrick's Church, Social Hall, 2702  Broadway E, Seattle


Our speaker will be Father Tom Lucas, S.J.   His topic is: "The Mysteries of the Fisherman’s Tomb: St. Peter, St. Peter’s, and an enigmatic empty grave under a great big dome."
Fr. Tom Lucas S.J., Jesuit art historian, Roman veteran, and friend of the Dante Alighieri Society, will present an illustrated and amusing account of the enigmatic history surrounding the grave of the first bishop of Rome.

The lapidary stories of archeology-loving popes, a collapsing floor, an unknown necropolis, a Texan oil wildcatter, Jesuit scholars, a meddling German monsignor, and a female archeological sleuth combine to make a complex story and a great yarn that entangles the deepest history of Catholicism’s most important basilica.

Come and hear and see what’s hidden under Michelangelo’s dome and the pope’s own altar. 

As usual our Pre-Dante Pasta Dinner will be ready at 6:30 and the program will start at 7:30.  Please feel free to bring an antipasto, dolce, or vino to share. The cost of the dinner is $8 per person or $15 per couple.

If you plan to come for the dinner as well as the presentation, please make your reservation by 5:00 pm Monday March 11 by:

  • clicking on the button below, 
  • calling our Reservation Line at our NEW number, (206) 289-0419 or
  • emailing your request to our NEW reservation email,   

Let us know how many are in your party. This will help our volunteer cooks know how much pasta to prepare.  

The meeting will be in the Parish Social Hall at St. Patrick's Church, 2702 Broadway E, Seattle.

To reach St Patrick's from the North, follow I-5 S.  Take exit 168A for Boylston Ave toward Roanoke St.  Merge onto Boylston, turn left at light onto E Roanoke St.  Turn left at the first cross street onto Harvard Ave E.

To reach St. Patrick's from the South, follow I-5 N.  Take exit 168A for Lakeview Blvd E.  Turn left onto Lakeview Blvd E, and continue onto Boylston Ave E.   Turn right at the light onto E Roanoke St. Turn left at the first cross street onto Harvard Ave E.

The parking lot will be on your right off Harvard.  And the door to the Social Hall is located at the parking lot level in back of the Church.

Feel free to come early to help set up the room and start visiting.  And, in any case, please come.

A presto - 

Dan DeMatteis,
President, Dante Alighieri Society of Washington


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