Bells for the Pope

The media is all abuzz about the Pope’s visit to Washington D.C., New York, and Philadelphia. No one has covered the bells in the churches he’s visited, though, so I’ll share what I know! On September 23rd, Pope Francis gave a Mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington, D.C. Here we have a 56-bell carillon cast by the Paccard foundry in 1963. Below you can hear four of the low bells in a peal. Love those rich Paccard bells! I haven’t found information that the bells actually *rang* during the Pope’s visit, but … Continue reading Bells for the Pope