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Violin and Bow

This Medio Fino violin belonged to Knights of Columbus World War I chaplain, Father John B. DeValles (1879-1920). Formerly the pastor of St. John the Baptist Church in New Bedford, Mass., Father DeValles volunteered to give spiritual assistance and guidance to U.S. troops as a military chaplain when the United States entered World War I.

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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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