NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Ninety-six paintings from St. Peter’s Basilica that have never been on display are on view in New Haven, Conn., thanks to a collaboration between the Vatican and the Knights of Columbus.
The exhibit, “Full of Grace: Crowned Madonnas from the Vatican Basilica,” is at the Knights of Columbus Museum until next January, and consists of various images of the Blessed Virgin Mary and the Christ Child. It opened, appropriately, on Mother’s Day, May 8. It would have debuted the previous Sunday, May 1, the beginning of the month dedicated to Mary, but the curator was otherwise occupied.
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