Today was the annual ceremony for the swearing in of the new Swiss Guards. Imagine what goes through their minds as they swear, with their hands raised in the sign of the Most Holy Trinity, to protect the Roman Pontiff even with their lives… in this age of growing terrorism!
You might stop right now and say the prayer to St. Michael the Archangel for them, especially the new men.
You readers know that we had a project here to raise the money to pay for a custom breastplate and armor for a Corporal in the Guard. Imagine what it must be like to wear for a long time armor that does not fit. It doesn’t stretch, you know.
The Guard’s Wife Joanne sent photos of Dominic in his is new armor, worn for the first time for the swearing in ceremony!
St. Joan of Arc on one side and the great St. Joseph on the other!
And with the man who made the armor!
So, with this set of photos THIS round of the Swiss Guard Armor Project comes to a close.
I will be in Rome in just over a week and I’ll talk to them about a 2nd Annual Swiss Guard Armor Project!
In the meantime, do stop and say a prayer for all these young men.
Here is a brief video.
Here is the video of the ceremony.
Joanna sent a link to a Swiss media story. Great photo. They are pretty happy.