Pilgrimage to France

Join the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums to discover the beauty of Catholic France, the eldest daughter of the church, whose faith inspired her saints, her cathedrals and her wines!

June 13-20, 2020

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Elizabeth Lev holds degrees in art history from the University of Chicago and the University of Bologna.

Dr. Lev has taught art history in Rome for almost twenty years at John Cabot University, the Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas and at present teaches at Duquesne University’s Italian campus. She has been a fellow of Notre Dame University’s De Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture since 2015 and was awarded the Myser Visiting Fellowship in Fall 2018. A licensed guide of Rome and Vatican City State, she also served as a commissioner on the Rome tourism board, and as a consultant on art and faith for the Vatican Museums.

Elizabeth Lev has spoken at events all over the world, appearing for the Diocese of Melbourne during the Year of Grace, presenting “An Evening with Raphael” at the United Nations and was one of the featured speakers at the Legatus 2019 Summit in Dana Point. She often serves speaks at YPO and CEO events in Rome, and she has made presentations at numerous Vatican Patrons of the Arts chapters. During the 30th anniversary of the Vatican Patrons, she was the speaker on the Sistine Chapel.

Elizabeth Lev lives minutes from St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums with her husband Thomas Williams and their three children, Claire 29, Giulia 27 and Joshua 16. She speaks French and Italian, loves to cook, and together with her husband became a certified sommelier in 2016.

Father Kevin Lixey, LC is a member of the religious congregation of the Legionaries of Christ since 1989, and was ordained a priest in 2001. He holds degrees in Philosophy and Theology from the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum inRome. Before coming to the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums, Father Kevin served as director of the Regnum Christi Women’s Section in Atlanta, and was a spiritual director for young women in the movement. Prior to this, he was in the Vatican for 8 years bridging the worlds between Church and Sport within the Pontifical Council for the Laity. He has authored multiple articles and books on the subjects of pastoral challenges in the Church, sports, and St. Paul, and most recently was the editor for Sport & Christianity: A Sign of the Times in the Light of Faith. Originally from Flint, Michigan he is thankful to have developed his ministry both in various US locations and the Vatican. He enjoys working with his hands in many things such as gardening and woodworking, and even on occasion strumming his banjo.

Itinerary coming soon!