The Swiss Guard “Giuramento”

I thought you might like a few more shots of the ceremony for the swearing of the Swiss Guard. As I sort them out, I will add them from time to time.

The recruits in line.

The recruits

Here is a view of the departure of the Swiss after the ceremony. Note in the foreground the colors of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts from the USA, with Old Glory prominently displayed. And Old Glory was NOT dipped during the playing of the Pontifical Anthem. It is not often that you get to see the flag of the Pontifical Swiss Guard on display with the flag of the USA!

Swiss and Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts

Another view of these fellows who made the trek from the USA to St. Peter’s Square to honor the Swiss Guard.

Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts

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One Response to The Swiss Guard “Giuramento”

  1. catholiclady says:

    How hot does it get under that armor? I have seen pix of the guard before but never noticed the pointed shoes – well you have piqued my interest and I’ll have to look up history of the guard, uniforms, etc.