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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:
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.”