• John Paul II 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      The Pope gestures during papal audience, surrounded by bishop and cardinal and Swiss guard.
    • The Scala Regia 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1969)
      This entrance to the Vatican Palace was designed by Michelangelo to alter the perspective so that this staircase looked greater, longer, and grander than it really was. This was our entrance as we began our approach to the ...
    • Scala Regia 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      Bronze doorway with Swiss guards in uniforms designed by Michelangelo.
    • Sentry at the Arco delle Campane 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 19)
      One formerly could enter the gardens through the Arco where a Swiss guard in the uniform designed by Michelangelo protected the entry halberd in hand. Photo was taken in 1967.
    • The Swiss Guard 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1969)
      In their uniforms designed by Michelangelo the Swiss Guard with halberds at the ready guard the pope at the beginning of the papal procession.
    • Swiss Guard in Renaissance uniform 

      Bruggink, Donald J. (Western Theological Seminary (Holland, Michigan), 1973)
      Designed by Michelangelo the sentry guards one of the portals providing access to the Vatican Gardens.