Rare 1930’s Footage of Venerable Fulton Sheen Released

Venerable Fulton Sheen with Bishop Schlarman, early 1930’s

Courtesy of the blog of the Archbishop Fulton Sheen Foundation today comes rare video footage of Venerable Fulton from the early 1930’s.

Per the video’s Youtube description:

Fr. Fulton Sheen returned home from his continued studies overseas and received a warm welcome as featured guest in the early 1930’s and attends Mass with Bishop Schlarman at the Guardian Angel Home (orphanage), Peoria, IL, USA

Sadly, the video is silent, but perhaps this gives us even more impetus to take in visually the signs of those times. Additionally, I must say that I loved the moments around the 4:37 mark where Fr. Fulton is called forward to speak. His greeting to the Bishop, his glance at his watch (something I think ALL Catholic speakers do! or at least this one…) and the warm reception from the crowd somehow humanize this amazing man who will soon be a canonized saint, God willing.

If you love Venerable Fulton Sheen as much as I do, please pay a visit to the official website for the Cause and learn how you can support the work of bringing Venerable Fulton’s message to more people around the world. For a brief biography of this amazing saint-in-the-making, click here.

Venerable Fulton Sheen, pray for us!


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  • Nancy Ward

    I love him! Early in my journalism career I worked at the Archbishop Sheen Center for Evangelization as part of the Diocese of Dallas. He has been an inspiration to me for many decades.