Chiara Lorenzetti

Chiara serves the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums (PAVM) as Communications & Education Manager. She has duties pertaining to coordinating research, providing in-house expertise as a Webmaster and Graphic Designer, coordinating the Internship-Fellowship-Volunteering Program, and contributing as in-house editor, translator and writer for our office publications.


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Lorna Richardson

As Secretary of our North American Office, Lorna is in charge of processing patron memberships, gathering and updating our Etapestry data, and helping to coordinate patron visits with the Rome Office. Please contact Lorna regarding any membership issues you may have.


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Romina Cometti

Romina works as a project manager and coordinator, serving as the chief liaison between all restoration laboratories of the Vatican Museums, the Patrons Office and the donors in addition to conducting exclusive Patrons tours.



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Sara Savoldello

Sara works as a director of operations in the Patrons Office, collaborating and organizing events and exclusive tours in the Vatican, facilitating exhibitions, and regulating affairs of public relations. She is the crucial point person between the Vatican Museums and the Patrons.


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Fr. Kevin Lixey, L.C.

Father Kevin Lixey, LC is a member of the religious congregation of the Legionaries of Christ since 1989, and was ordained a priest in 2001. He holds degrees in Philosophy and Theology from the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum inRome. Before coming to the Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums, Father Kevin served as director of the Regnum Christi Women’s Section in Atlanta, and was a spiritual director for young women in the movement. Prior to this, he was in the Vatican for 8 years bridging the worlds between Church and Sport within the Pontifical Council for the Laity. He has authored multiple articles and books on the subjects of pastoral challenges in the Church, sports, and St. Paul, and most recently was the editor for Sport & Christianity: A Sign of the Times in the Light of Faith. Originally from Flint, Michigan he is thankful to have developed his ministry both in various US locations and the Vatican. He enjoys working with his hands in many things such as gardening and woodworking, and even on occasion strumming his banjo.