Monday, September 16, 2013

“The Photographer and the Saint” - September 20th

On the occasion of the 45th commemoration anniversary of the passing of St. Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio), The Puglia Center of America and The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere of Staten Island are honored to invite you to the book presentation and photo exhibit: “The Photographer and the Saint”.

The book presentation will also be complemented by a photo exhibit, where a collection of 20 unpublished pictures and a video clip of Saint Pio will be displayed. 

Introduction by Ms. Gina Biancardi, President of The Italian Cultural Foundation at Casa Belvedere. Speakers: Maestro Luciano Lamonarca, President of the Puglia Center of America; Ms. Carla Palone, Publisher of Gelsorosso Editore, and Patrizia Mastrorilli, daughter of the official photographer of Padre Pio, Gaetano Mastrorilli, herself also the author of the book. A book signing with the author, Patrizia Mastrorilli, will be available immediately after its presentation, followed by refreshments.

Friday, September 20, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Casa Belvedere
79 Howard Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10301

If driving, parking will be available directly across the street in the lots at Notre Dame Academy.

For information and reservations, please contact 718-273-7660 or send an email to

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