Washington DC: Exhibition on St Thomas More opens at St John Paul II National Shrine

More than 60 relics and artifacts have been taken to the United States in a new exhibition: God's Servant First: The Life and Legacy of Thomas More. This original exhibition features treasures from the Stonyhurst College Collections and will be available to view only at the Saint John Paul II National Shrine in Washington DC.

Among the items on display, there is 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 exhibition will be open daily from September 16, 2016 until March 31, 2017. The show will also a number of talks and lectures.

For more details see: www.jp2shrine.org/jp/en/news/thomas-more-exhibit.html

Read Lord Alton's blog on the exhibition: https://davidalton.net/2016/09/15/christian-heritage-centre-exhibition-on-the-life-and-times-of-st-thomas-more-speaker-of-the-house-of-commons-lord-chancellor-patron-of-lawyers-statesmen-and-politicians-and-the-carrolls-the-fore/

Tags: St John Paul II National Shrine, St Thomas More, Washington DC

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