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First vespers

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

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Consistory 1914

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

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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, …

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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, …

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Patriarch of Antioch

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

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Salve, Regina

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

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Pius

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

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Pius IX

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

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Nadur

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

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Carthusian nun

The Carthusian nuns have retained the privilege of the consecration of virgins, which they have inherited from the nuns of Prébayon. The …

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Tabarro

Holy Father John Paul II in the papal tabarro.

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Dedication

The Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Francis Ragonesi, during the dedication of the monument of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on the Cerro de los …

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Epiphany

Pope Benedict XVI is kneeling at the faldstool of Leo XIII during the chant of the Litany of the Saints, Epiphany 2012.

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Fr. Gilles Wach, the superior of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, along with an altar server in the church of Our …

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Coram Summo Pontifice

A Holy Mass coram Summo Pontifice celebrated on the altar of the Chair of St. Peter in the apse of the Vatican …

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In purple

The funeral of the Archbishop of Paris, Cardinal Emmanuel Suhard, June 1949. In the photo one can see cardinals in mourning choir dress.

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Fr. Czartoryski O.P.

Father Michał Czartoryski O.P. celebrating a Holy Mass during the Warsaw Uprising on the feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary on …

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Archbishop Marcel-François Lefebvre in a summer cappa magna.