Mandatum novum

John XXIII washing feet of the priests during the Mandatum ceremony in the Basilica of St. John on Lateran on Holy Thursday, 1959. The papal falda is being held by two cardinals deacons in cappae magnae and by two secret chamberlains in crocciae. On the left, there is a papal …

De initio finis

In pomponious-celebratory terms, the last two weeks were an interesting time: not only the number of celebrations of Holy Week according to …

Prostration

Prostration during the singing of the Litany of All Saints at the liturgy of the Holy Saturday before the great altar of …

Hooded

Card. Schuster with a hood of the cappa magna on his head, which, together with the cross carried by him, indicates the …

Granada

Priestly ordination celebrated probably on the Saturday preceding Passion Sunday, i.e. Palm Sunday, in the Dominican church of Santa Cruz La Real …

Dominica II Passionis

Pope John XXIII carried on a portable throne during the procession on the Palm Sunday on April 7, 1963. His Holiness is …

Passion Sunday on Vatican

Pope Pius XII celebrating pontifical low Mass on the Passion Sunday of 1949 on the great altar of the Basilica of St. …

Offerimus tibi, Domine

Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer y Albás reciting the offertory prayer of the chalice during the celebration of the Holy Mass. We pay …

Commander

Heinrich Pfyffer von Altishofen Commander of the Foot Corps of the Swiss at the Sacred Guard of the Pontiff (Cohors Pedestris Helvetiorum a …

Corona Christi

A crystal, gold-decorated reliquary of the Crown of Thorns, currently stored in the treasury of the Cathedral of the Notre-Dame in Paris; …

De indulto

About a week ago the word spread all over tradInternet about an indulgence issued by the Papal Commisssion Ecclesia Dei for St. …

Burning of palms

Nuns burning last year’s palms, from which the ash was used during the celebration of the Ash Wednesday, the Cathedral of the …

Ecclesia catholica

Celebration of the Divine Liturgy in the Basilica of Saint Peter in the Vatican, in the presence of the Patriarch of the …

F.J. Sheen

Biskup pomocniczy Nowego Jorku oraz biskup tytularny Cezariany, Fulton Jan Sheen, w farioli [autor: Józef Karsh]. Strój, w którym biskup Sheen zwykł prowadzić …

Canon Cachia

Vincenz Cachia in the choir dress of the honorary canon of the collegiate Basilica of Saint Helen at Birkirkara

Unto us a child is born

Holy Father Benedict XVI during the Holy Mass celebrated in the Basilica of St. Peter in the Vatican on the Nativity Night …

Winter slippers

Pius X’s velvet slippers lined with fur and decorated with brocade hems and embroidered crosses on the toes.

Card. McCloskey

John Cardinal McCloskey, the Archbishop of New York, in choir dress with a spread train of his cassock.

Mighty Tisserant

Eugène-Gabriel-Gervais-Laurent Cardinal Tisserant during a Pontifical High Mass celebrated at the altar of St. Peter Chair at the beginning of the conclave, …

At Jasna Góra

The first visit of the Chief of State Józef Piłsudski at Jasna Góra in 1921. On the left, with a chapter cross, …

College of St. Joseph

Members of the children’s choir of the College of St. Joseph at the cathedral of Cuenca, Spain.