Copts

Bishops of the Catholic Church of the Coptic Rite surrounded by clergy and altar boys. In the middle is His Holiness Cyril Macaire, the Patriarch of Alexandria; at his sides is standing the eparch of Hermopolis and the eparch of Thebes, which are flanked by presbyters. On the steps are sitting …

In Fatima

Manuel Cardinal Gonçalves Cerejeira during a celebration of the Holy Mass at the Fatima Shrine. In the photo one may see a fanon, …

Reading

August Voirol – A quiet place.

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We don’t know who, but we do know where – Rome, Piazza di Spagna, December 9, 1964 – the picture is adorable.

Lindau Gospels

The front cover of the Gospel Book from the end of the 9th century from the Benedictine Abbey of St. Gallen in …

Licheń

The Pontifical High Mass celebrated by Leo Cardinal Burke in the Basilica of Our Lady of Sorrows Queen of Poland in Licheń …

Dirigatur

Let my prayer, O Lord, come like incense before You; the lifting up of my hands, like the evening sacrifice. O Lord, …

Et benedictio Dei

Pope Pius XII giving the Urbi et Orbi blessing to the crowd gathered at St. Peter’s Square on Easter Sunday on March …

Paschal mozzetta

His Holiness Paul VI in the Paschal choir dress (white mozzetta with white stole) at the signing of the Encyclical Populorum Progressio …

Benedictio

Benedict XVI in a paschal mozzetta giving the Urbi et Orbi blessing from the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica, April 12, 2009.

Sicut cervus

The Archbishop of Florence, Agostino Cardinal Bausa, on his way to the the Baptistery during the Easter Vigil service. In the photo one …

At St. Helen’s

A canon of the Collegiate Basilica of St. Helen in Birkirkara with a hood of the cappae put on the head during the …

Adoratio crucis

The Archbishop of Lima Juan Landázuri Ricketts adoring the cross during the liturgy of Good Friday. The calotte on his head is not …

In Sevilla

The procession on the Palm Sunday departing from the Cathedral of Seville. On the left the cathedral canons in cappae, on the right …

Westminster

Francis Alphonsus Cardinal Bourne in front of the Westminster Cathedral doors during a Palm Sunday procession. The canons holding the tails of the …

Card. Hayes

Patrick Joseph Cardinal Hayes, the Archbishop of New York, on the steps of St. Patrick’s Cathedral after Palm Sunday Mass in 1933 …

Brothers

Brothers Joseph and Augustin Lémann in the choir dress of the canons of Lyon.

Byzantine Abp. Sheen

Archbishop Fulton Sheen in the vestments for celebration of the Divine Liturgy. As you can see, the Byzantine rite vestments include elements of …

Why sedia gestatoria?

Here is a photographic explanation of why popes should continue to use a portable throne called sedia gestatoria: not only it’s better …

Censorship

Jehan Georges Vibert – The committee on moral books.

Viking pontificals

The crosier of a narwhal tusk and the gold ring belonging to the Bishop of Gardar, the medieval Norman settlement in the …