The welcome reception will take place in the conference venue, in the garden of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore
A group of forward thinking men united by strong commitment to culture and the Church came together in 1919 to put into effect their intent to found a Catholic university that would exercise an important and necessary role in the nation’s culture. Father Agostino Gemelli, Ludovico Necchi, Francesco Olgiati, Armida Barelli and Ernesto Lombardo faced many challenges but successfully set up the founding organization and authority, Istituto Giuseppe Toniolo di Studi Superiori, in February 1920. On 24 June of the same year, the then Minister of Public Education, Benedetto Croce, signed a decree approving the project. In the meantime, Pope Benedict XV gave the project an ecclesiastical endorsement, calling it a "victorious accomplishment for the Catholic movement, and for the entire ecclesial community in Italy."
Inauguration of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore took place in Milan on 7 December 1921 with a mass concelebrated by Father Agostino Gemelli and Cardinal Achille Ratti, Archbishop of Milan, who was to become Pope Pius XI three months later. The first seat of the university was in the Canonica Palazzo, Via Sant'Agnese 2. In October 1932, the university's seat was moved to the historic Saint Ambrose Monastery where it has remained to this day
Thursday, 5th September
From 7 to 9 pm
Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore Largo Agostino Gemelli, 1
20123 Milano (MI)
Welcome Reception is included in the registration fee
The conference dinner will be held at Piccolo Café & Restaurant
Piccolo Café & Restaurant goes on stage with its contemporary mood in the setting of the cloister of the Piccolo Teatro in Via Rovello, a Renaissance jewel in the heart of Milan.
The elegant and informal setting where you can enjoy exclusive dishes. The perfect direction that blends flavors, pleasures and attentions to conquer every guest with a unique show.
Friday 6th September
from 8.00 pm
Piccolo – Café & Restaurant
Chiostro Nina Vinchi
Via Rovello, 2
Social dinner is not included in the registration fee: the cost is 55,00 € for person
Prosecco l bardi Valdobbiadene
Lobster risotto in Cognac reduction, strawberry coulis
Croaker slice on a bed of Roman cabbage, anchovies and Taggiasca olives
Mini pastries with custard and fresh fruit
"Lugana" white wine
During dinner will be served white wine "Lugana"