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Violin and Bow

For several years Father deValles served as pastor of St. John the Baptist Church in New Bedford, Mass. When the United States entered World War I in 1917, he volunteered to give spiritual assistance and guidance to U.S. troops fighting in Europe. Father DeValles was assigned to the 104th Infantry of the 26th Division as a military chaplain.


Current Exhibitions

Explore the Bible like Never Before

Showing through Nov. 2, 2014
Find out why the Smithsonian magazine called The Saint John’s Bible, “One of the extraordinary undertakings of our time.” Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible showcases the Bible which Pope Benedict XVI once called “a great work of art.”
Virtual Tour


The Knights Tower & Carillon

Washington, D.C., is home to the patronal church of the Catholic Church in the United States, the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception.

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