DateMarch 1 - 29, 2023
LocationJanet Hennessey Dilenschneider Gallery
Doors OpenApproximately 30 minutes before showtime.
- Saturday, March 25, 202312:00PM 12:00 PM
- Monday, March 27, 202311:00AM 11:00 AM
- Tuesday, March 28, 202311:00PM 11:00 PM
- Wednesday, March 29, 202311:00AM 11:00 AM
The life, legacy and continuing mission of Father Michael McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus, are the topics of this inaugural exhibition on America’s Newest Blessed. Featured items include a first-class bone relic for veneration, a gavel used at Knights’ meetings, period photographs, highlights of the miraculous healing approved by the Vatican, and information on how to get involved in his cause for sainthood. In addition to the exhibition, a series of events will take place at the Sheen Center related to the life and legacy of Father McGivney. These events are free and open to the public, but reservations are required. See below for more information and reservation link for each.
Monday, March 6, 2023 - FREE
5:30PM - 7:15 PM
You are warmly invited to join Cardinal Dolan and Supreme Knight Patrick Kelly for the opening reception of the inaugural New York exhibit on Father Michael McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus, who was made a Blessed of the Catholic Church in October 2020. The exhibit includes a first-class bone relic for veneration, period photographs, highlights of the miraculous healing approved by the Vatican, and information on how to get involved in his cause for sainthood.
The Great Hunger and the Irish-American Experience
Friday, March 10, 2023
5:30PM - 6:30PM
Professor Christine Kinealy, Director of Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute at
Quinnipiac University, Hamden, Connecticut will speak about the great famine that forced millions of Irish to migrate to America, among them Father McGivney’s parents, and how the Irish adapted to and changed their new home.
Raising a Future Saint
Tuesday, March 14, 2023
5:30PM - 6:30PM
Born in the bustling factory area of Waterbury, once known as America’s most
Catholic city, Michael McGivney knew hardship and hard work as the eldest of
thirteen children. Father Sullivan, who grew up in Waterbury a century later and now serves as Rector of the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Waterbury, will speak about McGivney’s early life, the events that shaped his life, and the honor for him to serve at the church where Father McGivney offered his first solemn Mass.
It's a Miracle
Thursday, March 23, 2023
5:30PM - 6:30PM
When Daniel and Michele Schachle received news that their thirteenth child in the womb had no hope of survival, they spurned the offer of abortion and turned to Father McGivney. Daniel will relate the dramatic story of heartbreak, prayer and unwavering faith that led to the healing of their child, now 7 years old, whom they named Michael McGivney Schachle.
JANET HENNESSEY DILENSCHNEIDER GALLERY HOURS
- Monday – Friday 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- Saturdays 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Gallery entrance located on Elizabeth Street.