Faith & Duty: New York’s Chaplains in World War I
November 21 - December 15, 2018
The Gallery at the Sheen Center
During the centennial of the Armistice that effectively ended World War I, Faith & Duty: New York’s Chaplains in World War I is an exhibition that uses the words of the chaplain priests and soldiers who served from the Archdiocese of New York along with photos and artifacts to explore the strength and importance of faith and religion on the battlefields of the First World War. Perhaps the most famous of these chaplains was Fr. Francis P. Duffy, who is memorialized with a statue in the middle of Times Square. Fr. Duffy left behind an extensive collection of letters and artifacts that will be featured in the exhibition, which will complement the New York premiere of the musical All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914, running concurrently in the Loreto Theater of The Sheen Center.
There will be a panel discussion related to the exhibition after the matinee of All Is Calm on Saturday, December 15 at 4:00 p.m. Tickets are $10 or free with your ticket to All Is Calm.
Opening Reception: November 29 @ 5PM