Symposium Update: Apostle on Horseback

Father Greg Adolf will be one of the speakers at the Kino Symposium on Saturday, Oct, 29, 2022 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Cathedral Square in downtown Tucson. His topic: Padre Kino: Apostle on Horseback.

Fr. Greg is the pastor of St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in Sierra Vista and a member of the Kino Heritage Society. He graduated in 1970 from the University of Notre Dame and in 1974 from the Lutheran School of Theology-Chicago, and was ordained to the Lutheran ministry. In 1991, he was ordained to the Priesthood for the Diocese of Tucson. Fr. Greg, as a member of the Southwest Mission Research Center, has led tours of Padre Kino’s missions in Sonora for the past 30 years. He is active with the Kino Heritage Society and the Diocese of Tucson in promoting the cause of Padre Kino’s canonization, and gives presentations throughout Arizona to bring awareness of Padre Kino and his place in our region’s history.

Keynote Speaker for the 2022 Kino Symposium

On Oct. 29, 2022 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Cathedral Square in Tucson, the Kino Heritage Society will sponsor a symposium including a presentation on the present pathway to Kino’s canonization. The keynote address: Finding Father Kino on the Trail between History and Hagiography.

Our keynote speaker is Dr. Michael Brescia, head of research and curator of ethnohistory in the Arizona State Museum, with faculty affiliations in the Department of History, James E. Rogers College of Law, Division for Late Medieval and Reformation Studies, and the Southwest Center. He teaches a wide range of courses at the UA, such as Mexican history, comparative history of North America, world history, and historical research methods. Michael is the co-author of two books that examine the broader historical forces that have shaped our continent from Pre-Columbian times to the present: the fourth edition of Mexico and the United States: Ambivalent Vistas (with W. Dirk Raat, University of Georgia Press, 2010), and North America: An Introduction (with John C. Super, University of Toronto Press, 2009). His research, teaching and public outreach have attracted support over the years from various international and national groups and agencies, including, for example, the Fulbright Scholars Program (Canada and Mexico), Autry Museum of the American West (Los Angeles), T.C. Beirne School of Law at the University of Queensland (Australia), El Colegio de San Luis (Mexico), and the Southwestern Mission Research Center (Tucson), among others.

Kino Symposium, October 2022

On Oct. 29, 2022 the Kino Heritage Society will sponsor a symposium including a presentation on the present pathway to Kino’s canonization. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Michael Brescia, president of the Southwest Mission Research Center at the University of Arizona. Watch this space for updates on other speakers and their topics.