The National Museum of Catholic Art and Library’s (NMCAL) black-tie Roman Gala celebrates the “100 Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima.” It will be held at the Embassy of Italy in Washington, DC, on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

This year, the gala will honor, Archbishop Christophe Pierre, Apostolic Nuncio to the United States with the Lifetime Achievement Global Diplomatic Award. The Legendary Lifetime Achievement Posthumous Award, honoring Reverend Mother Mary Angelica of the Annunciation, Foundress of Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN), will be presented to Michael Warsaw, Chairman of the Board and CEO. The Lifetime Achievement Judeo-Christian Award will be presented to Lawrence Kadish for his work for securing peace in the Middle East. Nassau County Republican Committee Chairman Joseph Mondello Esq. will receive the Lifetime Achievement Catholic Leadership Award. The Lifetime Achievement Patron of the Arts Award is presented to Reverend Monsignor Walter Rossi, Rector of The Basilica of The National Shrine of The Immaculate Conception for their Trinity Dome. The Lifetime Achievement US- Mexico Leadership Award will be presented to Albert Zapanta, President of the US Mexico Chamber of Commerce. Dr. Robin Smith MD MBA will receive Lifetime Achievement in Healthcare & Science Award. She is the President & Chairman of the Stem for Life Foundation and Chairman of the MYnd Analytics. Tenor, Christopher Macchio will perform classic songs from Andrea Bocelli.

Former Secretary of Veteran Affairs Jim Nicholson also Former US Ambassador to the Vatican – is the Master of Ceremonies, along with Christina Cox, NMCAL Founder and President. NMCAL’S Art Awards will be given to Thomas Kinkade (posthumous), Zachary Thomas Kinkade, and Deborah Stone.

The National Museum of Catholic Art and Library – under the Patronage of Our Lady of Fatima and blessed by Saint Pope John Paul II – is a DC-based museum created for the collection and preservation of Catholic art. The gala will raise funds for the first National Catholic Museum, to be located in Northeast Washington, DC.

The awards will be presented at 8:00 PM and a musical performance will commence at 9:00 PM. For Tickets info: 202-450-5707 or www.nmcal.org.