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.
Servant of God, Walter Ciszek SJ is the most recent. Since he will be beatified we are including him with the Saints & Blesseds.
New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1964. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 302 pp
The item is a hardcover, first edition signed copy of With God in Russia. It is in very good condition with unmarked text and was signed in 1964, the year of publication.
Servant of God Ciszek’s cause for sainthood is currently in process. He will undoubtedly be canonized one day making this copy invaluable in more ways than one.
This book was written shortly after his return home to the US in a spy exchange with the Soviets.
The Imprimatur, as shown in the photos, is from Cardinal Francis Spellman, August 1964.