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Roman Monstrance

This monstrance was presented to the Knights of Columbus by the Holy See as a tribute to the organization’s loyalty. The vessel is used to present the Eucharist for public view, most often during the rite of exposition and benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. The name derives from the Latin term meaning “to show” or “to display,” and originated in the 14th century in France and Germany.
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Current Exhibitions


Service & Charity in the Civil War

OPENS MARCH 14, 2015: In 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 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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