The featured image is the most treasured item in the Collection: the Chasuble worn by Pope John Paul II at the closing Mass of WYD Denver. It was a gift given to Father Richard Kunst at the time of the Duluth 1994 event, The Vatican Comes to Duluth, which was a showing of his Collection.
More information about this chasuble and the story connected to its acquisition will follow.
A Paperweight Commemorating World Youth Day Denver
It is all glass crystals with an American Airlines logo on top. The following inscription is on the paperweight:
In commemoration of the flight of His Holiness, John Paul II, from Denver to Rome. 15 of August 1993.
The paperweight was a gift to Father Kunst from Bishop Dennis Schnurr who was in charge of World Youth Day Denver.
Papal Artifacts gratefully acknowledges the contributions of Archbishop Dennis Schnurr to the Collection.