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Regarding The Vatican Returns to Duluth: Because of the Corona Virus, regrettably we have had to cancel the 2020 date and have rescheduled to the August 2021 time frame.
The Vatican Returns to Duluth
August 5 – 8, 2021
DECC City Side Convention Center
Due to an outpouring of interest in the papal artifacts of The Rev. Richard Kunst, a decision has been made to host a second viewing of his collection, similar to but more extensive than the 2004 exhibit, The Vatican Comes to Duluth.
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The Vatican Comes to Duluth 2004 was an exhibit of Father Richard Kunst’s papal artifacts collection, believed to be the largest collection of papal memorabilia in North America. It featured manuscripts, clothing, relics, Swiss Guard items and other rarities connected to the papacy, canonized saints and notable individuals.
Father Kunst started the Collection while working for the U.S. Senate. Over the years, it continued to grow and became so substantial that colleagues encouraged him to share these significant artifacts through a public viewing. The year 2004 was chosen for this spectacular event, because it commemorated the end of Pope John Paul II’s Jubilee Year.
The Collection has grown substantially since 2004 and now includes items from Pope Francis to Pope St. Victor I (189-199 A.D.) and even a relic from the original chair of St. Peter himself.
Proceeds will benefit Stella Maris Academy, the Catholic schools of Duluth, MN.
Two very special events–a wine & cheese social with a private, narrated viewing of the Collection, and a sponsor’s dinner and private viewing will be included in the weekend of events. We are excited to announce Mark Hall-Patton will give the keynote address at the Friday night event.
Tickets to the event will be available soon!
For more information, contact Ronda Hughes-Stovern at firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional contact information will be announced with the next Vatican Returns to Duluth Press Release.