Exhibits: 2012

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The White Rose

Monument to the "White Rose" in front of the Maximilian University of MunichIn the summer of 1942, and in February of 1943, a group of students of the Faculty of Medicine in Munich risked their lives handing out flyers signed, "White Rose." They called for resistance to Hitler's regime, and demanded liberty for the German people. Why did these friends risk their lives? What united them? What was at the origin of their courage? The exhibit will document the moving story of this group of students.

Recommended reading:
Sophie Scholl and the White Rose by Annette Dumbach and Jud Newborn, published in 2006 (Oneworld Publications)
The White Rose: Munich, 1942-1943 (originally published as Students Against Tyranny) by Inge Scholl, revised edition published in 2000 (University Press of New England)

German stamp of Sophie SchollGeschwister Scholl stamp,GDR,1961


Blessed John Henry Newman

In his visit to the U.K. in 2010, Pope Benedict XVI indicated Cardinal Newman as a figure to look at, above all, for his position in front of modernity. The exhibit intends to take up the Holy Father's invitation by presenting Newman's life through a thematic journey. As Newman himself wrote in his epitaph, "Ex umbris et imaginibus in veritatem" ("From shadows and appearances into the truth"), consciousness and love of beauty were the moving forces on his long journey toward certainty of the truth.

Works of John Henry Newman include: Apologia Pro Vita Sua (religious autobiography), Loss and Gain (novel), Callista (novel), Grammar of Assent (Newman's seminal work), and Idea of a University (volume of lectures). Many of his works can be found free at:

Other books of note about John Henry Newman: Newman - His Life and Legacy by Ian Ker and John Henry Newman: A Biography by Ian Ker.