The Making of a Saint

Now Open

An addition to the permanent Papal exhibit Celebrating the Lives and Deaths of the Popes

Inspired by the April 27, 2014 canonization mass at the Vatican that elevated Pope John Paul II and Pope John XXIII to saints, the Museum opens a new permanent section of its Celebrating the Lives & Deaths of the Popes exhibit entitled “The Making of a Saint” on June 1, 2016. The new addition to the popular exhibit offers a unique opportunity to learn more about the process of becoming a saint, from beatification to canonization, and features new papal artifacts as well as a special collection of Saint John Paul II memorabilia, including an authentic 1982 Range Rover “Popemobile” used by Saint John Paul II in the 1980s during his tour of the United Kingdom.