Father Mike Schmitz is a priest and Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries in the Diocese of Duluth, Minnesota, as well as a Catholic speaker, author, and podcaster.
Schmitz is known for his Internet presence, especially his YouTube videos.
He has been a speaker for various Catholic programming, including the Fellowship of Catholic University Students leadership summit, Ascension Press, and Steubenville conferences.
He is most recently know for the very successful Bible in a Year study group through Ascension Press–an award winning program now in its second year.
Thanks, Fr. Mike! We appreciate you and your support!
This is the mirror to which Father Mike refers in his “Shout Out” to the Vatican Unveiled Event
August 19 – 21 in Duluth, MN
Upon Pius VI’s election, he received much criticism that his coat of arms was ‘too busy.’
Within months of his election he yielded to the pressure and simplified the coat arms.
In 1798 Napoleon and his troops stormed the Vatican, pillaging much of its art and furniture. This mirror was among the items taken.
Because this mirror has the ‘busy’ coat of arms, which dates it to the first few months of Pius VI’s papacy, it is even more unique.