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

Posted March 11, 2019 1:46 pm by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

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 Swiss Guards in the Vatican. He sent enough for all of them.
As it turned out, those rosaries arrived just when the Guards were in deep discussion about their approach to their duties and their needs. The Commandant, Col. Christoph Graff, distributed the Rosaries and spoke about them during the famous annual oath swearing ceremony in May. More on that HERE
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