Chesterton said, “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.”

HISTORIC VIDEO ARCHIVE OF A BLESSED OF THE ORDER - CARDINAL SCHUSTER


The See of Milan has released video footage of Blessed Alfredo Ildephonso Cardinal Schuster OSB, Archbishop of Milan from 1929 to his death in 1954, and late Bailiff Grand Cross of the Order. The video (which has no sound) shows the Cardinal being received solemnly in a carriage at the steps of the Duomo as he takes possession of his cathedral, and vesting at the throne.

The wonderful informality of the execution of ornate and complex ceremonial is a joyful illustration of the true liturgical tradition of the Roman rite, and therefore even in this way this great teacher can guide us fruitfully in the reforms of our Holy Father Pope Benedict.


h/t to New Liturgical Movement
Blessed Ildephonso Schuster, pray for us.