Anniversary of Fulton Sheen Ordination – September 20, 1919
“On the day of my ordination, I made two resolutions:
1. I would offer the Holy Eucharist every Saturday in honor of the Blessed Mother to solicit her protection on my priesthood. The Epistle to the Hebrews bids the priest offer sacrifices not only for others, but also for himself, since his sins are greater because of the dignity of the office.
2. I resolved also to spend a continuous Holy Hour ever day in the presence of Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.” —Archbishop Fulton Sheen
NOTE: This ordination card is not part of the Papal Artifacts’ Collection.
Today, we honor Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen on the 100th anniversary of his priestly ordination.
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.
Another category is also included with this Collection: Notable Individuals. These are people significantly associated with the Catholic Church who have not been canonized but contributed in outstanding ways to the church.
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen is part of Notable Individuals. Father Kunst has amassed many items belonging to or associated with this man who will certainly be beatified some day.
It is an honor to celebrate his ordination, which took place in St. Mary’s Cathedral in Peoria, Illinois.