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Ravenna: The City of Mosaics

September 5, 2019 - Addolorata Villa

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Wheeling, IL – September 5, 2019 –The Addolorata Villa in Wheeling, part of the Franciscan Communities, will be hosting the fall Learning Institute program, “Ravenna: the City of Mosaics,” presented in partnership with Harper College, on Tuesday, October 1, from 1:30 p.m. to 3:o0 p.m. This is one of many enriching and entertaining educational opportunities available to Addolorata Villa residents and all local adults ages 55 and older.

Ravenna, the city of art, is universally known for its mosaics. Travel to this fascinating Italian city for a highly visual look at its masterpieces of mosaic art and late Roman architecture. During the later 6th century Ravenna hosted a renaissance of biblical Byzantine mosaics, remaining the most important site outside Constantinople. The Church of San Vitale, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is especially celebrated for its extensive and best preserved mosaic art of the Justinian ear (c. 540-750). Examine its great beauty and learn about the signs and symbols of Old and New Testament art.

With no required educational background, homework, or grades, the Lifelong Learning Institute provides great discussions, new friendships, and the joy of learning among peers. To secure your spot in this free program, RSVP with Liz Starman at (847) 808-4421. Seating is limited.

About Franciscan Communities

Franciscan Communities is a subsidiary of Franciscan Ministries and is sponsored by the Franciscan Sisters of Chicago. They provide quality senior living and compassionate healthcare services including independent living, assisted living, memory support, skilled nursing, rehabilitation services and more. Franciscan Communities are located in Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, and Ohio.

About Franciscan Ministries

Franciscan Ministries is a nonprofit Catholic system offering senior living, healthcare and community-based services. Franciscan Ministries provides home-and-community based healthcare services to support families and their loved ones. Additionally, they support young, at-risk women seeking a Catholic, secondary education, and operate a family violence prevention center and shelter.

For more information about Franciscan Ministries, call (800) 524-6126 or go to