Ioannes Paulus II

In the early years of his pontificate, during the term of office of two Masters of Pontifical Ceremonies, Virgilio Noè (behind the pope in the image) and John Magee, John Paul II often used old vestments and traditional elements of robes, such as the pluviale with a clasp decorated with …

In albis

His Holiness John XXIII in the Paschal choir dress, albeit incomplete. In the Easter Octave the Pope was dressed all in white: …

Altare Cathedrae Sancti Petri

The Altar of the Cathedral located in the apse of the Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican captured, presumably, in a …

Pietrowice Śląskie

Easter horse procession in Pietrowice Śląskie, 1984, photo by Krzysztof Niedenthal. The cavalcade sets off from the parish church of Saints Vitus, Modest …

Trappists from Kentucky

The singing of the Passion of the Lord according to St. Matthew on Sunday in Ramis Palmarum at the Abbey of Our …

Holy Nail

Cardinal Alfredo Ildefonso Schuster, Archbishop of Milan, giving blessings with the reliquary of the Nail in 1938, probably on May 3, the …

Cross of Mathilda

Cross of Mathilda, a processional crux gemmata commissioned by Teofano, the abbess of the canoness’ monastery in Essen, in honor of her …

Oecumenismus sicut socialismus

Na łamach portalu Gość Niedzielny pojawił się felieton red. Marcina Jakimowicza o dość znamiennym tytule, przypominającym hasło z czasów słusznie minionych: Nie …

Benedictines from Krzeszów

Nuns from the Benedictine convent in Krzeszów during a choir prayer in the monastery chapel. In the centre, on a platform, you …

Consistory 1953

Pope Pius XII in the Throne Room of the Vatican Palace, surrounded by newly created cardinals after the ceremony of handing over …

Snowball fight

Roman clerics during the snowball fight held on St. Peter’s Square in the winter of 1958. As one may recognise from the …

Msgr. Scognamiglio Clá Dias

Monsignor João Scognamiglio Clá Dias, founder of the Heralds of the Gospel, an international association of the faithful of pontifical right, honorary …

Abp. Hakim

Archieparch George Hakim, archbishop of Acre and later Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch of Antioch, Alexandria and Jerusalem, during the celebration of the …

Rose cassock

A rose cardinal cassock with a train from the first half of the 18th century. Twice a year, on the third Sunday …

Princely wedding

A photo from the wedding of Henri d’Orléans, considered a Prince of France by the Orléanists, and duchess Maria Teresa of Württemberg …

Gray Eminence

Jean-Léon Gérôme – Gray eminence, 1873. The painting depicts a scene in which high-class laymen and clergy, including a cardinal in a cappa …

Chasuble from Kremsmünster

Rekwialny ornat z benedyktyńskiego opactwa Kremsmünster w Austrii z przedstawieniem na czarnym aksamicie Śmierci wspierającej się na kosie i mającej pod stopami …

Bp. Faveau C.M.

Bishop Paul-Albert Faveau from the Congregation of the Mission (Lazarites), titular bishop of Tamassos, the first Apostolic Vicar of Western Chekiang founded …

On St. Sebastian

Cardinal Schuster, archbishop of Milan, surrounded by the assistants during the pontifical High Mass celebrated on the day of the liturgical memorial …

Papal Requiem

Pius X assisting to the funeral Holy Mass coram Summo Pontifice celebrated in the Sistine Chapel on the occasion of the seventh …