Card. George’s galero raised to the rafters!

Yesterday was the “month mind” for the late Francis Card. George, Archbishop of Chicago.

As part of the “month mind” they raised his cardinalatial hat, his galoro, to the ceiling of the Cathedral.

Here is a video from WGN: HERE

Also, the Canons at St. John Cantius have something going HERE.

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  1. jameeka says:

    I have never heard of this before, how cool. Pray for us, Cardinal George.

  2. PapalCount says:

    This is an excellent tribute to any cardinal. While the pope no longer presents the galero it is still featured on a cardinal’s coat of arms. The term “red hat” is still used.
    The faithful of all cardinal sees should come together to purchase one for their cardinal – they are still made in Rome — and when time comes hoist it to the rafters. This practice has been done at Fordam for Cardinal Dulles and in Boston for their recently deceased cardinals. A quaint Catholic tradition.

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