The Father Emil Wesselsky Collection – Visiting the Holy Sites Abroad (1965)

This home movie captures Shiner native Father Emil Wesselsky’s trip to Israel, Rome and Vatican City in 1965. The film captures images of many historical Catholic churches and public sculptures, including the Church of the Beatitudes, the Basilica of the Annunciation, the Basilica of St. Paul Outside the Walls, and the Vatican. It also includes […]

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The John and Alois Morkovsky Collection, no. 19 – The Second Vatican Council, 1964

From a reel labeled “EC Council,” this home movie documents John Morkovsky’s 1964 visit to Rome to participate in the Second Vatican Council, also known as Vatican II. The film captures throngs of people – both clergy and laity – in St. Peter’s Square, and the assembly inside the Vatican.

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