STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Basilica St. John the Evangelist in Stamford will hold a special book presentation and photo exhibit celebrating the life of St. Padre Pio on Saturday at 5:30 p.m.
Patrizia Mastrorilli will present her book, "The Photographer and the Saint," detailing the work of her father, Gaetano Mastrorilli, who was the official photographer of Saint Pio.
The exhibit coincides with the 45th anniversary of St. Pio's death. He was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2002.
Mastrorilli will be available following the presentation to sign copies of her book.
The book presentation will be also completed by a photo exhibit, where a collection of 20 unpublished pictures and a video clip of Saint Pio will be displayed.
Other speakers at the event will include Monsignor Steven DiGiovanni, pastor of the Basilica St. John the Evangelist, in Stamford. Speakers include Maestro Luciano Lamonarca, tenor and president of the Puglia Center of America; and Carla Palone, publisher of Gelsorosso Editore.
For more information and to reserve a spot, call 203-324-1553, Ext. 21, or send an email to email@example.com.
The Basilica St. John the Evangelist is located at 279 Atlantic St. in Stamford.