Tuesday, September 6, 2016

More about More in Washington

The St. John Paul II National Shrine website has updated information about the Thomas More exhibit set to open on September 16:

Over 60 relics and artifacts bring to life the courageous witness of a great man in a special exhibit, God’s Servant First: The Life and Legacy of Thomas More. This original exhibition features treasures from the Stonyhurst College Collections in England and is available to view only at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine.

Some of the featured items include the following: a hat used by St. Thomas More; a religious garment embroidered by Katherine of Aragon, the first wife of King Henry VIII; a monumental woodblock print by the German artist Albrecht Dürer; a first folio by William Shakespeare; the pectoral cross and saddle chalice that belonged to John Carroll, the first Catholic bishop in the United States; and first-class relics of Saints Thomas More and John Fisher.

The exhibit will be open daily from September 16, 2016 until March 31, 2017.

Janet Graffius from Stonyhurst College Collections will speak at the opening of the exhibition and other events are listed too, including a joint presentation by Dr. Gerard Wegemer and Dr. Stephen Smith on “Saint Thomas More, Leaders, and Citizenship” on October 1. Looks fascinating--too bad the exhibition isn't touring from DC!


  1. Bl. Ralph Corby Roman Catholic Jesuit Priest and English Martyr. Arrested and martyred on September 7 at Tyburn with Blessed John Duckett. They were hanged, drawn, and quartered. Feastday, September 7.

    1. I highlighted all the September martyrs last year! http://supremacyandsurvival.blogspot.com/2015/09/september-martyrs-blesseds-corby-and.html