Service & Charity in the Civil WarIn 2015, the United States of America marks the 150th anniversary of the end of its Civil War (1861-1865). The Knights of Columbus Museum commemorates the occasion with Answering the Call, an exhibition featuring profiles of Catholic soldiers, chaplains, and religious (nurses) during the four-year conflict. The exhibition opens March 14, 2015, and centers on the wartime struggles and hardships, but also highlights acts of bravery, charity and compassion the midst of the turmoil. More
Explore the Bible like Never BeforeExplore the Bible like Never Before Illuminating the Word: The Saint John’s Bible showcases the Bible which Pope Benedict XVI once called “a great work of art.” In the News WTNH | Hartford Courant | The Catholic Transcript | Republican American | National Catholic Register | More
Buon Natale: Crèches of ItalyCrèches have been a popular part of Western Christianity for more than 800 years. Introduced in Italy by St. Francis of Assisi, they served as a way for everyday people to reflect on Jesus’ modest birth. Through the centuries, crèches have developed into large and ornate displays in communities as well as humble presentations for homes. More | N.H. Register | Bridgeport Diocese | Hartford Courant | National Catholic Register | Photos | Video
Molding the MadonnaWhen asked how he created the faces for the figures in his Neapolitan crèches, artist Antonio Cantone, volunteered to demonstrate his technique. Through time-lapse photography, his work of sculpting the face of the Virgin Mary was recorded over two and a half hours in the galleries of the Knights of Columbus Museum Nov. 20, 2014. Cantone’s work is on display in the Museum’s Buon Natale: Crèches of Italy exhibition through Feb. 1, 2015.