Fr. Gilles Wach, the superior of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, along with the altarboy in the church of …

Altar of the Chair

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 …


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.


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 …



Archbishop Marcel-François Lefebvre in a summer cappa magna.


Tiara of Benedict XVI

The tiara presented to Benedict XVI by a group of German Catholics in May 2011. It was made of a mixture of …

Tiara mediolańska

Presenting the tiara

Presentation of the tiara, a gift of the faithful of the diocese of Milan, to Pope Pius XI. The Sistine Chapel, 1923.



Spanish canons in choir dress during the Corpus Christi procession, Toledo, 1951 [the source: Toledo Olvidado].



Brother Martin, a Franciscan friar, at rest on the construction of water supply system leading to a Catholic college in East Midlands, …



A Holy Mass celebrated in the Ambrosian rite in the Roman Pantheon, May 2, 2010.



Cardinal Aleksander Kakowski in the presence of the Metropolitan of Vilnius, Fr. Archbishop Romuald Jałbrzykowski (on the right with a crosier in …



Cardinal Wyszynski during the Vacant See in the courtyard of the Apostolic Palace: purple color instead of red (except for a saturno) …

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Fr. Ratzinger

Father Joseph Ratzinger during the prayers at the foot of the altar when he celebrated a Mass in the mountains near the …


Pius PP. IX

His Holiness Pope Pius IX (Giovanni Maria Mastai Ferretti) in the winter choir dress.

de Zurbarán

Second Council of Lyon

Saint Bonaventure in front of Gregory X, from beneath whose papal robes is protruding his Franciscan habit, during the Second Council of Lyon (the painting by …

Landazuri Ricketts

Card. Ricketts

Juan Cardinal Landázuri Ricketts in the Franciscan choir dress on the day of his cardinatial creation in the Apostolic Palace in the …



The choir of the Cathedral of Saint Mary in Toledo [the source of the image].

¡Hala Madrid!

Seminarians from the Madrid Conciliary Seminary during a football game, 1959.

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In green

The Holy Mass for the opening of the Synod of Bishops and proclamation of St. John of Ávila and St. Hildegard of …