Click here to see a brief report from WGN in Chicago, which shows a galero belonging to the late Francis Cardinal George being lifted to the rafters of the Cathedral of the Holy Name in Chicago. The galero was received as a gift, but not used by His Eminence. It is an old custom, which has fortunately not entirely disappeared, that at the month-mind Mass for a deceased cardinal, his galero be suspended from the roof of the cathedral; there are a few in the cathedral of Boston, for example. If anyone would like to share photos of galeros in their local cathedral, please send to me at my email address noted next to my picture, with the name and location of the church.
Tuesday, May 19, 2015