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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

AASH visits the Solanus Center and Grosse Pointe Academy

The Venerable Solanus Casey Center

We began the feast of Mater Admirabilis with a tour of The Venerable Solanus Casey Center, a Capuchin Ministry located at the St. Bonaventure Monastery in Detroit, Michigan.  The sculpture garden, grounds and center were inspiring!   We then headed to Grosse Pointe Academy, formerly the Convent of the Sacred Heart for a tour of the school led by Carole Jatkoe Peabody, GP'51 followed by a very tasty box lunch. Afterwards we gathered in the Academy Parlor and each association shared ideas and reported on happenings in their respective associations.  Bloomfield Hills alumna and AMASC Vice President, Barbara Lopiccolo reported on her recent trip to Uganda as well as the 2014 Congress. 

Grosse Pointe Academy

Our day concluded with 4 pm mass at St. Philomena Church. Monsignor Peter S. Lentine who recently celebrated his 93rd birthday was so warm and welcoming, he acknowledged our group sitting in a special reserved section of the church.  At the end of mass the organist played Coeur de Jesus and all the Sacred Heart alums sang for the parishioners.  We then headed to the home of Tom and Patricia Kolojeski for cocktails before we dined at The Hill Seafood and Chop House. Indeed it was a special two days celebrating the Feast of Mater and Giving thanks from the heart of the Midwest! 

Dinner was hosted at The Hill Seafood and Chop House in Grosse Pointe, MI 

Special thanks to Barbara Cliff Price, AASH Central Regional Director and Patricia Kolojeski who co-chaired and organized our meeting.

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