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The Papal Artifacts Collection - Father Richard Kunst, Curator
The Papal Artifacts Collection - Father Richard Kunst, Curator

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[ig_video_embed class=”” link=”https://youtu.be/huzfEUpGUTM”%5D New Evangelization Television recently interviewed the Curator of Papal Artifacts. We are fortunate to present the interview to you. New Evangelization Television (NET) is a Catholic network…
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This signed, framed photo is a rare piece of Catholic memorabilia from November 6, 1938 He signed this on the very day he left the United States after his two week tour in 1936. It is signed in English and is a gift: To Mr. and Mrs. Clarence H. Mackay in…
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There are few items in the Papal Artifacts’ Collection to compare with this rare acquisition of a letter, signed by Pope John Paul in 1985, with the affectionate term,  Wujek  (Uncle). We are featuring the letter today, a prelude to the feast of the…
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The artifact presented here is a silver snuff box and chain containing the inscription of the Pope’s name on the front of the box, and his coat of arms on the reverse side. It is in excellent condition. In 1741, Pope Benedict XIV introduced Innocent’s…
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God has created me to do him some definite service. He has committed some work to me, which He has not committed to another. I have my mission. I may never know it in this life, but I shall be told it in the next. I am a link in a chain, a bond of […]
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                    The artifact presented here is an untranslated bull, dated 1495. The envelope is fairly fancy in and of itself and the document is made of parchment. The thread used is twine, signifying a document of lesser importance. It was…
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                The following commentary is from the EWTN series, The Papacy: A Living History, The Papal Artifacts Collection of Father Richard Kunst. This Illuminated Manuscript was featured on Episode 5 of the series, Popes of the 17th Century and…
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 Pope (Saint) Pius V: A Reliquary Containing a Portion of His Original White Cassock The following commentary is from the EWTN series, The Papacy: A Living History, The Papal Artifacts Collection of Father Richard Kunst. The item presented here is a…
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This is the oldest coin in the collection. John XXII was the second pope of the Avignon papacies that lasted from 1309-1377. A second artifact of Avignon currency was recently added to the Collection and may be seen. BIOGRAPHY Jacques d’Euse, a Frenchman…
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August 6, 1978: On the Feast of the Transfiguration: The Death of Pope Paul VI Giovanni Montini’s life as an ordained minister of the Catholic Church began on May 29, 1920 and continued until his death in 1978. Papal Artifacts honors the gift of his life…
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