Service for missionaries in Sacre Coeur Cathedral in Paris.
Full title reads: "The Pathe Gazette is proud to be privileged to make Cinema History in presenting such a solemn and moving ceremony, the first ever to by taken in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart!"
Monmartre, Paris, France.
Various nice exterior shots of the Sacre Coeur cathedral.
Cardinal Verdier takes the throne and overseas service. CU of prayer candles. Five priests who are to be missionaries kneel before the altar. They remove their outer dark robes to reveal the white robes they will wear henceforth. The Cardinal blesses them. Various shots of the service. The priests walk in procession down the aisle. CU Candles.
Old record reads: "France. 'Ad Salvansos Astros' (for the salvation of Africa). Cardinal Verdier in the presence of vast congregation, invests 5 priests in the Order of 'The White Fathers' to be missionaries in the Sahara. (First film of this ceremony to be taken in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart)."