Posts Tagged ‘Joan Kiburz’
High-profile doyenne Joan Kiburz recalled her selection by then Archbishop John May to handle the official canonization of Saint Philippine Duchesne 22 years ago. It resulted in her rounding up of 539 alums from Villa Duchesne, Maryville and other schools around the world founded by St. Duchesne. They were booked into eight hotels in Rome. (Kiburz and her family own Coronet Travel.) She said, “I was asked to invite Potowatomi Indians to bring obligatory gifts. After much research, I learned that Marge Schott, some Kennedy’s and a dear Franciscan priest named Charles Chaput, who is part Potowatomi,, would be invited. I tracked down Father Chaput and he and four Potowatomis were part of our entourage.” Archibishop Chaput has come a long way from archbishop of Denver to becoming Pope Benedict, XVI’s choice as leader of the embattled Philadelphia archdiocese, succeeding Cardinal Justin Rigali, who is retiring. Cardinal Rigali is also marking the 50th anniversary of his ordination.