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    Christmas in Europe | Knights of Columbus Museum | Start of the first world war

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    For the 15th consecutive year, the Knights of Columbus Museum’s Christmas exhibition examines the traditions and art unique to the celebration of Jesus’ birth in a particular world region. Christianity is observed across the European continent, but its holiday customs vary widely. Visit the museum November 16, 2019, to February 2, 2020, to tour the exhibit and explore Christmas in Europe.

    For the 15th consecutive year, the Knights of Columbus Museum’s Christmas exhibition examines the traditions and art unique to the celebration of Jesus’ birth in a particular world region. Christianity is observed across the European continent, but its holiday customs vary widely. Visit the museum November 16, 2019, to February 2, 2020, to tour the exhibit and explore Christmas in Europe.

    For the 15th consecutive year, the Knights of Columbus Museum’s Christmas exhibition examines the traditions and art unique to the celebration of Jesus’ birth in a particular world region. Christianity is observed across the European continent, but its holiday customs vary widely. Visit the museum November 16, 2019, to February 2, 2020, to tour the exhibit and explore Christmas in Europe.

    For the 15th consecutive year, the Knights of Columbus Museum’s Christmas exhibition examines the traditions and art unique to the celebration of Jesus’ birth in a particular world region. Christianity is observed across the European continent, but its holiday customs vary widely. Visit the museum November 16, 2019, to February 2, 2020, to tour the exhibit and explore Christmas in Europe.

    For the 15th consecutive year, the Knights of Columbus Museum’s Christmas exhibition examines the traditions and art unique to the celebration of Jesus’ birth in a particular world region. Christianity is observed across the European continent, but its holiday customs vary widely. Visit the museum November 16, 2019, to February 2, 2020, to tour the exhibit and explore Christmas in Europe.

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    Vatican Cross | Knights of Columbus Museum

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    This cross was presented to the Knights of Columbus by Pope Saint John Paul II as an expression of gratitude for the organization's restoration the exterior façade of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City during the 1980s. The copper-clad cross, which was replaced during the renovation, dates to 1613 was part of a statue of Christ the Redeemer atop the basilica.

    This cross was presented to the Knights of Columbus by Pope Saint John Paul II as an expression of gratitude for the organization's restoration the exterior façade of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City during the 1980s. The copper-clad cross, which was replaced during the renovation, dates to 1613 was part of a statue of Christ the Redeemer atop the basilica.

    This cross was presented to the Knights of Columbus by Pope Saint John Paul II as an expression of gratitude for the organization's restoration the exterior façade of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City during the 1980s. The copper-clad cross, which was replaced during the renovation, dates to 1613 was part of a statue of Christ the Redeemer atop the basilica.

    This cross was presented to the Knights of Columbus by Pope Saint John Paul II as an expression of gratitude for the organization's restoration the exterior façade of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City during the 1980s. The copper-clad cross, which was replaced during the renovation, dates to 1613 was part of a statue of Christ the Redeemer atop the basilica.

    This cross was presented to the Knights of Columbus by Pope Saint John Paul II as an expression of gratitude for the organization's restoration the exterior façade of St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City during the 1980s. The copper-clad cross, which was replaced during the renovation, dates to 1613 was part of a statue of Christ the Redeemer atop the basilica.

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    Knights of Columbus Museum | Museum exhibit | Columbia

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    These galleries uniquely appeal to Knights of Columbus and those interested in the history and achievements of the international organization founded in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney.

    These galleries uniquely appeal to Knights of Columbus and those interested in the history and achievements of the international organization founded in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney.

    These galleries uniquely appeal to Knights of Columbus and those interested in the history and achievements of the international organization founded in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney.

    These galleries uniquely appeal to Knights of Columbus and those interested in the history and achievements of the international organization founded in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney.

    These galleries uniquely appeal to Knights of Columbus and those interested in the history and achievements of the international organization founded in 1882 by Father Michael J. McGivney.

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    Sister Thea Bowman Legacy Award Sister Thea Bowman Legacy Award

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    Sister Thea Bowman Legacy Award
    Trophy, Glass, 2009
    Gift of The Sister Thea Bowman Black Catholic Education Foundation

    Bertha Bowman was born in Mississippi in 1937 and converted to Catholicism at the age of nine. At 15, she joined the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (F.S.P.A.) and took the name Thea. Sister Bowman earned a Ph.D. in English Language, Literature and Linguistics from the Catholic University of America in 1972 and succumbed to cancer March 30, 1990. On November 14, 2018, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops endorsed her cause for canonization. This award was presented to Supreme Knight Carl Anderson during the Foundation’s 13th annual Scholarship Dinner held in Pittsburgh.

    Sister Thea Bowman Legacy Award
    Trophy, Glass, 2009
    Gift of The Sister Thea Bowman Black Catholic Education Foundation

    Bertha Bowman was born in Mississippi in 1937 and converted to Catholicism at the age of nine. At 15, she joined the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (F.S.P.A.) and took the name Thea. Sister Bowman earned a Ph.D. in English Language, Literature and Linguistics from the Catholic University of America in 1972 and succumbed to cancer March 30, 1990. On November 14, 2018, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops endorsed her cause for canonization. This award was presented to Supreme Knight Carl Anderson during the Foundation’s 13th annual Scholarship Dinner held in Pittsburgh.

    Sister Thea Bowman Legacy Award
    Trophy, Glass, 2009
    Gift of The Sister Thea Bowman Black Catholic Education Foundation

    Bertha Bowman was born in Mississippi in 1937 and converted to Catholicism at the age of nine. At 15, she joined the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (F.S.P.A.) and took the name Thea. Sister Bowman earned a Ph.D. in English Language, Literature and Linguistics from the Catholic University of America in 1972 and succumbed to cancer March 30, 1990. On November 14, 2018, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops endorsed her cause for canonization. This award was presented to Supreme Knight Carl Anderson during the Foundation’s 13th annual Scholarship Dinner held in Pittsburgh.

    Sister Thea Bowman Legacy Award
    Trophy, Glass, 2009
    Gift of The Sister Thea Bowman Black Catholic Education Foundation

    Bertha Bowman was born in Mississippi in 1937 and converted to Catholicism at the age of nine. At 15, she joined the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (F.S.P.A.) and took the name Thea. Sister Bowman earned a Ph.D. in English Language, Literature and Linguistics from the Catholic University of America in 1972 and succumbed to cancer March 30, 1990. On November 14, 2018, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops endorsed her cause for canonization. This award was presented to Supreme Knight Carl Anderson during the Foundation’s 13th annual Scholarship Dinner held in Pittsburgh.

    Sister Thea Bowman Legacy Award
    Trophy, Glass, 2009
    Gift of The Sister Thea Bowman Black Catholic Education Foundation

    Bertha Bowman was born in Mississippi in 1937 and converted to Catholicism at the age of nine. At 15, she joined the Franciscan Sisters of Perpetual Adoration (F.S.P.A.) and took the name Thea. Sister Bowman earned a Ph.D. in English Language, Literature and Linguistics from the Catholic University of America in 1972 and succumbed to cancer March 30, 1990. On November 14, 2018, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops endorsed her cause for canonization. This award was presented to Supreme Knight Carl Anderson during the Foundation’s 13th annual Scholarship Dinner held in Pittsburgh.

    Chalice and Paten of Bishop James Healy Chalice and Paten of Bishop James Healy

    Chalice and Paten of Bishop James Healy
    Silver coin, gold-washed, c. 1857
    Jones, Shreve, Brown & Co. of Boston
    Gift of Supreme Knight John W. McDevitt, 1964-1977

    James Augustine Healy (1830-1900) was the first black bishop in the United States. Born in Georgia, he was the son of an Irish plantation owner and an enslaved woman. His father sent James to the north for education. He was ordained to the priesthood at Notre Dame Cathedral in 1854, and appointed Bishop of Portland (Maine) in 1875. The Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree province encompassing New England is named after him. This chalice and paten were given to Father Healy during his assignment in Boston.

    Chalice and Paten of Bishop James Healy
    Silver coin, gold-washed, c. 1857
    Jones, Shreve, Brown & Co. of Boston
    Gift of Supreme Knight John W. McDevitt, 1964-1977

    James Augustine Healy (1830-1900) was the first black bishop in the United States. Born in Georgia, he was the son of an Irish plantation owner and an enslaved woman. His father sent James to the north for education. He was ordained to the priesthood at Notre Dame Cathedral in 1854, and appointed Bishop of Portland (Maine) in 1875. The Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree province encompassing New England is named after him. This chalice and paten were given to Father Healy during his assignment in Boston.

    Chalice and Paten of Bishop James Healy
    Silver coin, gold-washed, c. 1857
    Jones, Shreve, Brown & Co. of Boston
    Gift of Supreme Knight John W. McDevitt, 1964-1977

    James Augustine Healy (1830-1900) was the first black bishop in the United States. Born in Georgia, he was the son of an Irish plantation owner and an enslaved woman. His father sent James to the north for education. He was ordained to the priesthood at Notre Dame Cathedral in 1854, and appointed Bishop of Portland (Maine) in 1875. The Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree province encompassing New England is named after him. This chalice and paten were given to Father Healy during his assignment in Boston.

    Chalice and Paten of Bishop James Healy
    Silver coin, gold-washed, c. 1857
    Jones, Shreve, Brown & Co. of Boston
    Gift of Supreme Knight John W. McDevitt, 1964-1977

    James Augustine Healy (1830-1900) was the first black bishop in the United States. Born in Georgia, he was the son of an Irish plantation owner and an enslaved woman. His father sent James to the north for education. He was ordained to the priesthood at Notre Dame Cathedral in 1854, and appointed Bishop of Portland (Maine) in 1875. The Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree province encompassing New England is named after him. This chalice and paten were given to Father Healy during his assignment in Boston.

    Chalice and Paten of Bishop James Healy
    Silver coin, gold-washed, c. 1857
    Jones, Shreve, Brown & Co. of Boston
    Gift of Supreme Knight John W. McDevitt, 1964-1977

    James Augustine Healy (1830-1900) was the first black bishop in the United States. Born in Georgia, he was the son of an Irish plantation owner and an enslaved woman. His father sent James to the north for education. He was ordained to the priesthood at Notre Dame Cathedral in 1854, and appointed Bishop of Portland (Maine) in 1875. The Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree province encompassing New England is named after him. This chalice and paten were given to Father Healy during his assignment in Boston.