Tuesday, February 5 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Caruso Catholic Center
844 W. 32nd St. Los Angeles, CA 90007
Dr. Tom Catena is a missionary and resident physician practicing under harrowing conditions in the Nuba Mountains in southern Sudan. He is also the Chair of the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative. Since 2008, he has served more than half a million people as the sole surgeon at the Mother of Mercy Hospital. Originally from New York, Dr. Catena has been based in Sudan’s war-ravaged territory for the last decade where humanitarian aid is restricted. Known as “Dr. Tom” by locals, he provides treatment for people suffering ailments and war wounds. In 2017, he was honored as the Aurora Prize Laureate, an award given to a global humanitarian that seeks to recognize modern-day heroes. The Aurora Prize, granted by the Aurora Humanitarian Initiative, is created on behalf of the survivors of the Armenian Genocide and in gratitude to their saviors. A reception will begin at 6:30 p.m., followed by a conversation and lecture at 7:00 p.m. This is part of the continuing Tom and Julie Condon Lecture Series.