Cardinals paying homage to the newly elected Pope John XXIII. The second in line, in a characteristic cappa magna, is standing Cardinal Agagianian.

White cappa

Fr. Bernard Pennings O.Praem., the Abbot of St. Norbert Abbey in De Pere, during the recitation of preparatory prayers before a Mass.

Ermein of Pius XII

Pope Pius XII blessing the City and the World from the loggia of the Basilica of St. Mary the Major. The Pope …


A member of the chapter of the cathedral of St. Nicholas in Fribourg, dressed in an almuce, is welcoming Father Charles Journet …

Urbi et Orbi 2007

Pope Benedict XVI blessing the pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square on Christmas Day on December 25, 2007. Pope is wearing a mitre …

Card. Rolin

Jean Hey, known as the Master of Moulins, portrayed Cardinal Jean Rolin, the bishop of Autun, in a scene of Nativity.

Bp. Pelczar

Józef Sebastian Pelczar, the Bishop of Przemyśl, in the choir dress. We would like to draw your attention to the length of …

Missa lecta

Pope Pius X during the prayers at the foot of the altar during a celebration of the recited Holy Mass at the …


Rome, St. Peter’s Square, the 20’s of the 20th.

In rose(s)

A Solemn High Mass celebrated by priests of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest at the Cathedral of St. Romulus …

Pius VII

The painting of Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres depicting Pius VII during the papal chapel in the Sistine Chapel.

First vespers

Holy Father Benedict XVI during the first Vespers of Advent, Anno Domini 2009.

Consistory 1914

Reading the words of the oath by the cardinal electors during the consistory on May 25, 1914, the Sistine Chapel. Among the …

Hats off!

Ostra Brama (the Gate of Dawn), the 30’s of the 20th century. In the pre-war Vilnius there was a beautiful custom: all men, …

Chasuble from Salzburg

A Medieval chasuble (11th century) from the Benedictine Archabbey of St. Peter in Salzburg. It is made of dark blue and black silk, …

Patriarch of Antioch

Syriac Catholic Patriarch of Antioch Ignace Gabriel I Tappouni with a double pectoral cross.

Salve, Regina

Pius XII praying before the painting of Our Lady of Częstochowa  in the chapel of the papal summer residence in Castel Gandolfo. …


Father Pio O.F.M. Cap. during the celebration of a Holy Mass. We pay attention to the good visible shaven of the tonsure.

Pius IX

Holy Father Pope Pius IX, surrounded by his prelates (in croccia), members of the Noble Guard (on the right) and a Papal …


Canons of the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul during the procession on the feast of both of the Apostles, Nadur, Gozo …