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 one of them.
The signed letter is dated December 13, 1967, and is written to a boy contemplating his vocation to the priesthood. Note the kindness and care with which the Bishop responded to this young man’s request.
Please visit Papal History/Notable Individuals to read biographical information about Archbishop Sheen and to view the other items connected to him that are a part of this Collection.
Papal Artifacts is grateful to Archbishop Sheen for the gift of his life to our Church.