Minnesota and North Dakota Chapter

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2017 Recap and Annual Dinner


Our annual dinner was recently held at I Noni Restaurant, and featured an incredible five course dinner with paired wines and much merriment. We also discussed business – including our chapter’s successes in the past year and our plans for the future. In 2017 the patrons hosted a very successful art exhibit on the Swiss […]


Event Recap: Swiss Guard Exhibit Opening Event


The opening weekend of the patrons-sponsored “Life of a Swiss Guard” Art Exhibit was filled with special events. The preview evening was a PAVM-exclusive event hosted by The Basilica Landmark and our generous donors Jack and Cathy Farrell and Jacques and Lydie Stassart. Special guests included Archbishop Bernard Hebda, Fr. Daniel Hennessy, and exhibit curator […]


Event Recap: Annual Dinner


Our chapter’s annual meeting and dinner took place last Wednesday at the stately Calhoun Beach Club, with special guests The Most Reverend Archbishop Bernard Hebda and International Director Fr. Daniel Hennessy. We discussed our recent restorations, future project plans, and a year-in-review of amazing (and exclusive) Patrons events, including our recent trip to the Vatican. We […]


Patrons Enjoy A Private Tour of the Luther Exhibit at Mia


The exclusive “Martin Luther: Art and the Reformation” exhibit at the Mia is an extraordinary collection of historical and religious art, and even more extraordinary than having this rare exhibit in our own backyard is receiving a private tour of the collection by its curator, Thomas Rassieur. His knowledge of the art on exhibit and […]

Up Close and Personal with the St. John's Bible

St. John’s Bible Event Illuminates


In the stately home of Jim Phelps and Nancy McGlynn Phelps, renowned St. John’s Bible scholar Tim Ternes gave a mesmerizing presentation on the incredible project that illuminated and inspired our chapter’s members and guests. During his presentation, patrons learned about the origin and history of the project, its celebrity calligrapher, its artists, and its […]


Another Successful Annual Dinner


This year’s annual dinner took place at Vincent – A Restaurant in downtown Minneapolis and across the street from Holidazzle Village. After an amazing meal, Fr. Mark Haydu, international director of the Patrons, treated us to a fascinating presentation about Angels in the Vatican and our latest restoration project: The Colorful Molds. There was also […]