Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Wow! A Drum Roll and Taps!

Historical research often yields surprising tidbits, helping to bring those rosy thoughts of the past into line. 

In a report about a "Pontifical Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament" in 1940 at the Cathedral in St. Augustine, Florida, I read:

“At the elevation of the Host in the gold monstrance, a roll of drums were played, and after the Host was reposed again in the tabernacle, a bugler sounded Taps.”
Yowzah! Bet it knocked their socks off! 
And in the presence of the Apostolic Delegate Giovanni Cicognani, no less!