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The mission of Lumen Civitatis is manifested in three elements:

Lumen Civitatis, “Light of the City”, was founded to support and promote Catholic culture, education, and leadership in Memphis, Tennessee, in fidelity to the Magisterium of the Church and the local Ordinary. 


Our mission is to celebrate Christ as the Light of the City, particularly by exposing Catholics in the diocese, university students, and other interested participants to the rich heritage of Catholic teaching and culture through public events, guest lecture series, panel and roundtable discussions, Catholic Studies courses, and campus ministry initiatives, in order to form leaders to impact life in Memphis and beyond.

Investing in tomorrow's Catholic lay leaders, particularly college students

Sharing life-giving Catholic wisdom through public events, speaker series, and university courses

Promoting and supporting Catholic culture and the New Evangelization

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Andrew Bowie (left in the photo above) is Founder and President of Lumen Civitatis.  A Memphis native, Andrew was received into the Church while attending Auburn University as an undergraduate.  He then went on to complete graduate studies in theology and philosophy at Duke University and the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.  Andrew now lives in Memphis with his wife, Louisa, and three children:  Catherine, Thomas, and John.  Andrew's commercial experience is in private investments as well as real estate development and advisory services.


Steve Denegri (left of center in the photo above) is Co-Founder, Treasurer and Secretary of Lumen Civitatis.  Also a Memphis native, Steve is a life-long Catholic and earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Christian Brothers University as well as a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Memphis.  Steve and his wife, Katrina, live in Memphis and also have two children:  Andrew and Benjamin.  Steve's commercial experience is in both project engineering as well as financial analysis and portfolio management.  He is now the Chief Operating Officer of Tech901, a vocational IT training nonprofit.


Both Andrew and Steve bring an entrepreneurial approach that emphasizes growth and impact with Lumen Civitatis as it strives toward influencing the culture and future of the city of Memphis.  The photo above was taken on the live set of EWTN with the Rev. Father Joseph Mary, MFVA and Doug Keck during the Magnificat Day of Joy on November 1, 2014.

Watch Andrew Bowie on the September 26, 2014 edition of "Life on the Rock" on EWTN

Listen to Andrew Bowie on the November 29, 2014 edition of the Lipscomb & Pitts Breakfast Club Radio Program on WREC AM 600

Watch Steve Denegri on the May 23, 2014 edition of "We Believe in Memphis" on WTWV

Listen to Steve Denegri on the October 29, 2014 edition of "Seize the Day" on KWAM AM 990

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