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St Damien De Veuster in the Ethnological Museum of the Vatican

During the conference “The great heritage of little Rapa Nui”, which is a significant tribute to the first evangelizer of Easter Island, Fr Eugène Eyraud sscc, the SSCC brothers and sisters of the communities of Rome also discovered the presence of St Damien De Veuster in the Vatican Museums. It is specifically in the Ethnological Museum, where you can see a display with a painting of Damien, objects used by this apostle to leprosy patients, and all displayed along with biographical information regarding his life and legacy.

The Anima Mundi Ethnological Museum is part of the Vatican Museums and houses more than 80,000 objects and works of art. The collection is very diverse: it ranges from thousands of prehistoric objects from all over the world, some more than two million years old, to donations made to the current Pontiff; from testimonies of the great spiritual traditions of Asia, to those of pre-Columbus era civilizations and Islam; from the productions of African peoples to those of the inhabitants of Oceania and Australia, and the indigenous peoples of America.

Due to the particularity of the ethnological collection, the objects exhibited are subject to regular rotation for their preservation and conservation.

 

12/04/2023