Archbishop Carlson Welcomes Archbishop of Omaha Back to St. Louis

May 1, 2018
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Native St. Louisan Archbishop George Lucas to Keynote Ninth Annual Legatus Gospel of Life Prayer Breakfast

Who: Archbishop Robert J. Carlson and Most Reverend George Lucas, Archbishop of Omaha
What: Ninth Annual Archbishop’s Gospel of Life Prayer Breakfast, Hosted by Legatus
Where: The Ritz-Carlton St. Louis, 100 Carondelet Plaza, St. Louis, MO 63105
When: Thursday, May 3, 2018, 6 a.m. – 9 a.m.

ST. LOUIS – Archbishop Robert J. Carlson and the St. Louis chapter of Legatus will welcome His Excellency, the Most Reverend George Lucas, Archbishop of Omaha, as he returns to his hometown of St. Louis on Thursday, May 3, as the keynote speaker for the Ninth Annual Archbishop’s Gospel of Life Prayer Breakfast.

Archbishop Lucas completed his studies at Cardinal Glennon College and Kenrick-Glennon Seminary and was ordained a priest in the Archdiocese of St. Louis in 1975. He served as an associate pastor in several parishes and as a teacher and administrator for St. Louis Preparatory Seminary prior to serving as Chancellor of the archdiocese and private secretary to Archbishop John May from 1990-1994, after which he became rector of Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in 1995.  He was appointed as Bishop of Springfield (IL) in 1999 and, ten years later, was named the fifth Archbishop of Omaha by Pope Benedict XVI.

Archbishop Lucas will address more than 650 attendees, including St. Louis-area Catholics and business men and women, with a hopeful message on the response to the call to discipleship that supports the proclamation of the gospel of life. Previous keynote speakers include Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, current president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, and Most Reverend Joseph Naumann, Archbishop of the Diocese of Kansas City in Kansas.

The morning will begin with the Regina Coeli and the Rosary at 6:00 a.m., followed by Mass, a full-service hot breakfast, and the keynote address.

Legatus is an international organization of practicing Catholic laymen and laywomen, comprised of CEOs, presidents, managing partners and business owners, with their spouses, from the business community and professional enterprises. The group’s mission is to study, live and spread the Catholic faith in the business, professional and personal lives of its members.