Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Knights of Columbus Museum, New Haven CT

The Knights of Columbus is the world's largest Catholic fraternal organization and named in honor of Christopher Columbus.   Yesterday I visited it's museum in downtown New Haven (Connecticut) which has a number of rooms devoted to it's history as an organization.  It also has exhibit of paintings of Mary, the mother of Jesus, on loan from the Vatican. 

A statue of Christopher Columbus

And there's a Columbus gallery...

this is a painting of the Knight's founder Venerable Father Michael McGrivney. He was a parish priest from Connecticut.   Someday he maybe a saint.  From wikipeda.com... In 2010, the cause for Father McGivney's canonization was before the Congregation for the Causes of Saints. A guild had been formed to promote his cause. On March 15, 2008, Pope Benedict XVI approved a decree recognizing the heroic virtue of Father Michael J. McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus. The pope's declaration significantly advances the priest's process toward sainthood, and gives the parish priest the distinction of "Venerable Servant of God." If the cause is successful, he will be the first priest born in the United States to be canonized as a Saint.

this is replica of Michelangelo sculpture

For more info on the museum check out their web site @ http://www.kofcmuseum.org/

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