The Sheen Center

An American Blessed

Father McGivney, Founder of the Knights of Columbus

Event Details

Opening Reception

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.


  • 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.