A Very Happy New Year from Papal Artifacts!
We hope the information we have shared with you in 2018 has helped to deepen your love for our Church and for the Popes and Saints and Blesseds who have given their lives in service to our Lord and to us.
We’d like to direct your attention to the three additional “Slider” items that are now available and linked to the stories connected to them. They include some of the rarest moments and artifacts in the Collection in 2017. Perhaps the most notable was the visit to Duluth, Minnesota from Dr. Gianna Emanuela Molla in late October. The story is captured in video, artifacts and pictures about her “Saint Mom,” and relates the story of Dr. Molla capturing the hearts of all of us who had the privilege of hearing her presentations.
Another slider is of Pope John Paul I’s red zucchetto, worn not long after his elevation to the cardinalate. It came on the day it was announced he would most likely be beatified in 2018.
And finally, we created a page, Relics, because of Father Kunst’s vast Collection of relics, and a recent addition: A Liturgical Calendar of Saints from the Late 19th Century. It is one of the most unique reliquaries included in his Collection.
Each of these is now a slider item that will link you to their whole stories.
I have always had a purpose in collecting these artifacts: to educate the faithful about both the structure of the Catholic Church and the popes specifically. When we call the pope the Vicar of Christ, what we are saying is that he is the voice of Christ on earth; that is what vicar means.
It has always been my hope and desire that my passion for the popes will lead others to the same love for and interest in our Holy Fathers, from Peter to Francis.
As the New Year, 2019, is about to commence, I want to thank all of you for visiting and enjoying the website, which truly has become a part of my life’s work. Father Richard Kunst
And, to you, Father Kunst, we extend our thanks for sharing in the bounty of your Collection.