Hanna speaks at Eucharistic Congress

COLLEGE PARK, GA: With word, song, action and art, the speakers in the English track of the 2013 Eucharistic Congress inspired and informed the thousands gathered to listen and learn. The six presenters touched on the themes of the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist, the importance of Scripture, the call to holiness and the role of Mary. Those attending included longtime participants as well as first-time attendees. The congress is an event Mark and Jen Faas look forward to every year. "I see friends and hear some of the speakers," Mark Faas said. "I’m surrounded by like-minded people; it just feels good to be here."

The first speaker was Atlanta investment banker and philanthropist Frank Hanna III. In the context of the theme of the congress, "Do whatever he tells you," Hanna shared the story of how he was able to acquire for the Church the famous Bodmer Papyrus XIV-XV, which contains the oldest existing copy of the Gospel of St. Luke and one of the oldest copies of the Gospel of St. John. (In gratitude for his work, the Papyrus was subsequently renamed the Hanna Papyrus.)

Hanna encourages solidarity in business

At the September 2014 Conference on Liberty and Solidarity: Living the Vocation to Business at the Catholic University of America School of Business and Economics.Frank Hanna spoke about the critical role of solidarity in business. To read the text of his thoughtful, comprehensive address, click HERE.

Pope greets Frank Hanna and family

Catholic businessman Frank Hanna and his family were present in the Pope's library January 22, 2008, when Pope Benedict got his first look at pages from the famous Bodmer XV papyrus (subsequently renamed the Hanna Papyrus). Frank Hanna is the Atlanta-based chief executive officer of Hanna Capital, LLC, and the former chairman of President George W. Bush's Presidential Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanic Americans.

Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, the Vatican's archivist and librarian, presented both the papyrus and the Frank Hanna family to the pope. The Bodmer XV, handwritten in Greek around the year 200, contains "about half of each of the Gospels of Luke and John," Cardinal Tauran explained. "With this new precious papyrus, the library of the pope possesses the most ancient witness of the Gospel of Luke and among the most ancient of the Gospel of John," he 

Hanna speaks of the virtues that lead to prosperity

In March, 2016, the School of Business and Economics of the Catholic University of America hosted a conference on Human Ecology at which Frank Hanna spoke on "The Kinds of Virtuous Relations that Lead to Prosperity."

Solidarity School helps children learn English


(Front row, l-r) Noe Santillan, Alex Rodriguez, Jose Adrian Alberto, Ashley Alcantara, Luis Lemus and Yaritza Sanchez, 3-year-old preschool students at the Solidarity School, Atlanta, rehearse for the upcoming Christmas pageant. Preschool teacher Elvira Castro, far right, is assisting the students as they sing “Jingle Bells” in English and Spanish.

3-year-old preschool students at the Solidarity School, Atlanta, rehearse for the upcoming Christmas pageant.


ATLANTA—Born in Mexico, Ameyaltzin Palomino came to the United States as a teenager speaking no English. She entered public school as an ESOL student, a special program to learn English for those with another native language.

“I was 13 years old. It was hard,” said Palomino.

It can be difficult academically and socially for ESOL students, being separated from peers or hearing comments. “That stops you” from learning new things, said Palomino.

When it came time to enroll her first son in preschool, Palomino asked herself, “How can I help him more?”

She discovered the Solidarity School,