Saturday, November 1, 2008
Happy Birthday Fr. Sam!
Founder's Day will be November 5, 2008 in celebration of Fr. Samuel Mazzucchelli's 202nd birthday!
Michael Meranda, a graduate student at Dominican, informed me a little about Mazzucchelli's life. "Father Sam Mazzucchelli was born in Milan, Italy on November 4, 1806. He came from a very wealthy family in Italy to absolutely nothing in America. He wanted to live in America to help and educate people. He helped French Fur Trappers, Native Americans, and Italian immigrants. He also recruited many Italians to move to America so he could educate them. Father Sam helped open schools and gave everyone an opportunity to be educated. In 1847 he established the Sinsinawa Dominicans which established St. Clara Academy, to Rosary College, to Dominican University. We are basically honoring all of his achievements and all that he has done to make our world better today," Meranda said.
On November 5 there will be a prayer service at 5:00 p.m. and at 5:30 p.m. there will be an Italian dinner. All members of the Dominican community are invited.