Feast of the Swiss Guards

Dear Reader,

Just a very interesting shot of the celebrations today for the Swiss Guard – this is the anniversary of a death of a large number of them during a famous sack of Rome in 1527. Watch more here:

The story of the Sack of Rome is harrowing, and the Swiss Guards performed valiantly. Many sacrificed their lives in withstanding Imperial attacks so that the Pope could escape St. Peter’s Basilica and make it to Castel San Angelo. Read the wikipedia article here for a little bit more context.


Yours in Christ,

Br. James Dominic, OP

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