From the Archives

Take a trip back in time and discover what's hiding in the Archives of the Diocese of Albany.
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The front of a lead bulla or seal from the Diocesan Archives collection. A bulla was used to authenticate documents issued by both popes and royalty. This particular bulla is attributed to Pope Sixtus V (1585-1590). #tbt #archives #albany #catholichistory

The front of a lead bulla or seal from the Diocesan Archives collection. A bulla was used to authenticate documents issued by both popes and royalty. This particular bulla is attributed to Pope Sixtus V

An assortment of printing plates, stored in the Diocesan Archives, includes the coat of arms of several of the Diocese’s past bishops as well as the plate used to print calling cards for "Right Reverend Francis McNeirny," the third Bishop of the Diocese of Albany, who was installed in 1877. (Photo courtesy of the Diocesan Archives) #tbt #catholichistory #albany #archives

An assortment of printing plates, stored in the Diocesan Archives, includes the coat of arms of several of the Diocese’s past bishops as well as the plate used to print calling cards for "Right Reverend Francis McNeirny," the third Bishop of the Diocese of Albany, who was installed in 1877. (Photo courtesy of the Diocesan Archives) #tbt #catholichistory #albany #archives

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