The Papal Artifacts’ Collection is primarily dedicated to artifacts connected to the papacy. Individual popes, their biographies and multiple items belonging to them, including first and second class relics, make up the majority of this Collection. But that isn’t all it is.
Father Kunst has a deep devotion to the saints as can be readily seen in viewing the Saints & Blesseds section of this site. We invite you to visit Papal History/Saints & Blesseds to view the many canonized and beatified men and women who make up this section of the Collection. St. Gianna Molla is one of them.
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This 2nd class relic of St. Gianna Molla was a gift to Father Richard Kunst from Dr. Gianna Molla, daughter of the saint, upon her visit to Duluth, Minnesota. Dr. Molla gave several presentations at Father Kunst’s parish and shared these relics with him.
Dr. Molla signed her own name on the side of this card: Gianna Emanuela.
The Visit to St. John’s Parish in Duluth, Minnesota, of Dr. Gianna Molla
One of the most endearing experiences to be given to the people of Father Kunst’s parish (and several hundred others) was the late October 2017 visit of Dr. Gianna Molla, daughter of St. Gianna Beretta Molla. She captivated her audience with her deep humility and kindness as she sang the praises of her “Saint Mom–and, in her words, her Saint Dad.” Her mother died of complications giving birth to her.
It was an incredible couple of days to be in her company, and we thank the Curator of Papal Artifacts for arranging this auspicious event.