Tag Archives: Pontifical Swiss Guard

VIDEO: A former Swiss Guard about St. John Paul II.

Here is a very interesting video from a former Swiss Guard about the influence and saintly character of St. John Paul II. Shall we see his like again? I wonder. During my time as a seminarian and young(er) priest in … Read More

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ROME 23/05 – Day 07: Blasts from the past in the present are the future?

On this lovely Roman Sunday the sun arose at 05:57 and it will set at 20:17.  The Ave Maria is locked in at 20:30 right now.   Eventually, this will shift in another 15 minute increment as the days get longer. … Read More

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UPDATE: Construction of a new Swiss Guard Helmet

Do you remember the ACTION ITEM to make a fitting helmet for a Swiss Guard which you good people fulfilled?   I have news. First, I was supposed to go to Rome for the swearing in ceremony of the new Guards … Read More

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ACTION ITEM! Helmet for one of the Swiss Guards – UPDATES

We’ve all had the experience at some time of spending time in poorly fitting clothing, perhaps with little opportunity to move about for relief.  We just have to bear it. Now imagine that the ill-fitting clothing is completely unyielding, because … Read More

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VIDEO: Blessing “Combat Rosaries” and Benedict Medals for the Pontifical Swiss Guard

Si vis pacem para bellum! A few years ago, at my prompting, Fr. Richard Heilman, pastor of St. Mary’s in Pine Bluff here in the Diocese of Madison, sent some of his tough, gun-metal hued “Combat” Rosaries to the Pontifical … Read More

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