On June 22, 1998, Michael Jordan was on the cover of TIME, the Cubs lost to the Phillies and the Sox lost to the Twins, and the Chicago Symphony recovered a prized $1,000,000 viola almost two years after their principal violist left it on the curb while loading some things in the trunk of his car. Just another day in the Windy City…but for one special event. At 6 o’clock that evening a grou MORE
“Look into it and see if there is enough interest among Catholic CEOs to begin a Legatus Chapter here in Cincinnati.” That was the commission Fr. James Bramlage, then-pastor of St. Peter in Chains Cathedral, received from Archbishop Daniel E. Pilarczyk in 1993. Phone calls to several prominent Catholic businessmen indicated interest in looking further into a Legatus chapter. Bill Williams, MORE
In a way, one could say Pope John Paul II founded the Legatus’ Cleveland Chapter. Umberto Fedeli, the chapter’s founding member, was inspired by John Paul’s call for genuine witnesses to the faith in the business world. This inspiration, coupled with Fedeli’s respect for the work of Tom Monaghan (after reading Pizza Tiger) led Fedeli to start the Cleveland Chapter. The “founding event MORE
In October 2006, Bishop Michael J. Sheridan took the initial steps to organize the Colorado Springs Chapter. David and Peggy Taylor, members of the Denver Chapter who lived in Colorado Springs, were the lead couple since they had Legatus experience. Mike and Betty Faricy also helped get the chapter off the ground. The chapter’s first chaplain, Fr. Mark Pranaitis, was present with Bishop Micha MORE
In 2003, a small group of Catholic men met to discuss forming a Legatus chapter in the Columbus, Ohio, area. Organizational meetings followed during the next year and regular meetings began in 2005. Monsignor Stephen J. Moloney was the first chaplain and he was succeeded by Monsignor Frank P. Lane. The current chaplain is Fr. Shawn Corcoran, chancellor of the Columbus diocese. On December 13 MORE
In February 1995, Nancy Cheney and Fr. Gilbert J. Graham, O.P., met with two Legatus representatives about starting a chapter in Dallas. Cheney, whose husband had just died, was the owner of a leading chemical company in Dallas and Fr. Graham was the administrator of St. Jude Chapel. Impressed with the idea, Fr. Graham recruited Jan Collmer, chairman of the board of the Dallas/Ft. Worth Interna MORE
On March 2, 2000, Legatus members gathered at the John Paul II Center in Denver where they prayed the rosary, attended Mass, and joined in witnessing the official chartering ceremony for the Colorado Chapter, now recognized as the Denver Chapter. This special event was only the second meeting of the chapter and represented the quickest chapter chartering period in Legatus’ history to that poi MORE
The first informational meeting for Catholic business leaders interested in forming a Des Moines Chapter of Legatus was held in June 2000, hosted by Bob and Pat Gilligan, Mike and Jane LaMair, and Monsignor Michael Hess. They were assisted and encouraged by Dan Mulvihill of Legatus’ San Diego Chapter. Their work bore fruit and after an extended period of discernment and recruitment, the Des M MORE
The Detroit Chapter’s roots date to the formation of Legatus when Tom Monaghan held the first informational meeting in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on June 2, 1987. At that time, officers for the then-Michigan Chapter were selected. They included Detroit-area members Frank Stella, president; Angelo DiPonio, treasurer; Sr. Mary Francilene VanderVyver, secretary; John Sennett, program chairman; and Tom An MORE
Chartered in September 2002 our members are business leaders and their spouses hailing from a proud heritage of the eastside of Detroit.  Our monthly events, typically held on the 4th Tuesday, take place at many fine venues on the northeast side of Detroit.  Pictured here is the beautiful Cherry Creek Golf Club in Shelby Township, Michigan. Over the years we have appealed to Catholic MORE