Saturday, Oct. 31 - 10:30 a.m. - noon
John Thavis will be signing copies of his new book
“The Vatican Prophecies: Investigating Supernatural Signs, Apparitions and Miracles”
and his previous book “The Vatican Diaries: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Power, Personalities, and Politics at the
Heart of the Catholic Church.”
Thavis is a 1973 graduate of Saint John’s University and former bureau chief at Catholic News Service in Rome.
Patrick “Packy” Mader and Phil Rogosheske will be signing copies of Mader’s new book
“Minnesota Gold: Conversations with Northland Athletes Competing on the World Stage.”
The book celebrates the perseverance and triumphs of fifty-seven diverse homegrown athletes from 1948-2014
as they pursued their dreams to compete in the greatest international competitions. Mader is an elementary teacher
who lives in Northfield, Minnesota. He is the author of a number of children’s books. Rogosheske, a St. Cloud Tech
High School and Gustavus Adolphus athlete, was a member of the four-person flatwater kayak team in
the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Germany. His biography, along with Lindsay Whalen from Hutchinson and Ron Backes
from Cold Spring, are featured in “Minnesota Gold.”
The book signings will take place from 10:30 a.m. to noon in the SJU Bookstore, which is located in
Sexton Commons on the SJU campus.
For more information, contact Ann Jonas at 320-363-3081 or www.csbsju.edu/bookstore.