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Unformatted text preview: Intro: Many of us spend numerous hours each week studying and socializing in Pius Library here on campus. But how many of us can say anything about whom the library is named after? Before this week I couldnt have told you anything other than he has some religious importance. I hope that when I am finished you will be able to say you know who the library was named after and why. Eugenio Maria Giuseppe Giovanni Pacelli was born in Rome to Filippo and Virginia Pacellei on March 2, 1876. Eugenio was the 3 rd of 4 children in the Pacelli family. The Pacelli family was an aristocratic family with political and religious ties. Eugenio was a bright young boy who excelled in academics. His photographic memory assisted in this. In 1894 when Eugenio was 18 he entered the Capranica Seminary to begin his priesthood schooling. Eugenio received 3 doctorates and just 5 years later on April 2, 1899, Easter Sunday, Eugenio Pacelli was deemed a priest and was assigned to Chiesa Nuova where he had previously...
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- Spring '08