Exhibits at the Archives
Last week I returned from the Society of American Archivists annual conference. It was a great meeting, and as part of the conference, I attended the meeting of the Archivists of Religious Collections Section, a subgroup of the SAA membership. At this section meeting, presenters talked about how exhibits can expand awareness of religious archives by giving people a chance to see what the archive holds and how they can access that material.
The Maryknoll Mission Archives also creates exhibits to educate the public and Maryknoll community about persons, themes, and events in the lives of Maryknollers around the world. This year, the Archives created an exhibit about Fr. Vincent Capodanno MM, a Maryknoll priest who served as a navy chaplain during the Vietnam War and died in the field as he ministered to his fellows. This exhibit highlights Fr. Capodanno’s life as a young priest, missioner to Taiwan, and chaplain in Vietnam. Fr. Capodanno is honored by Maryknoll as a martyr and by the US Navy has an exemplary serviceman. Through the Capodanno Guild, his cause for canonization is underway.
You can see this exhibit on a visit to the Maryknoll Society Center. In the meantime, we hope you enjoy a few photos of the exhibit, and learn something new about Fr. Capodanno and his life of service.