Fifth and Sixth Grade Visit Saint Joseph Cathedral

Mr. McLaughlin shared this photo of a statue of Blessed John Paul II from his "Tales on the Trail" in Krakow in 2013.
Mr. McLaughlin shared this photo of a statue of Blessed John Paul II from his “Tales from the Trail” Travel Blog in Krakow in 2013.

In honor of the forthcoming canonization on April 27 of Blessed John Paul II, St. Joseph Cathedral hosted a special photographic exhibit titled “John Paul II The Holy Man:  to the Ends of the Earth.”  The exhibit is one of several in the collection of the Polish Cultural Foundation of Boston and was brought to the Diocese by its New Hampshire sponsors, the Polish American Congress of New Hampshire and the New Hampshire Knights of Columbus.  It consisted of 80 large panels illustrative of Blessed John Paul II’s life and pontificate.

 

 

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An example of a Tyrolese stained glass window at Saint Joseph Cathedral in Manchester

The Fifth and Sixth Grade Students were fortunate to have such a unique opportunity to visit the exhibit in addition to a personal tour of the Cathedral where the students could experience the cultural and scriptural history abound throughout the Cathedral.  The students were able to view hidden details in America’s largest collection of Tyrolese stained glass windows and enter into the peaceful silence of the Bishop’s crypt located directly below the main altar where five of Manchester’s Bishops are buried.

 

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