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Silks, trains and ermines

Princely wedding

The wedding of Henri d’Orléans, who is considered by the Orléanist as a Prince of France, and duchess Maria Teresa of Württemberg …

Papal Requiem

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

Bp. Józef Pelczar

Józef Sebastian Pelczar, Bishop of Przemyśl in the years 1900 – 1924, in the winter choir dress. Please pay attention to an …


His Holiness Paul VI in the papal choir cassock of white moire silk and with a pectoral cross hung on a golden …


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

Card. McCloskey

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

Card. Ilundáin

The Metropolitan of Seville, Archbishop Eustaquio Ilundáin y Esteban, in a cappa magna during the procession of Corpus Christi in 1923.

Te ergo qaesumus

Cardinals in the chapel of the Blessed Sacrament during the signing of the Te Deum laudamus during the consistory in the Vatican …


Święcenia kapłańskie w katedrze NMP w Paryżu. Na stopniach tymczasowego ołtarza klęczy asysta wraz z kardynałem Janem Verdierem, którego tren sutanny chórowej …

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 …

Card. Cushing

Archbishop Richard James Cushing, the Archbishop of Boston, in the winter cappa magna.

Consistory 1914

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

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.


Archbishop Marcel-François Lefebvre in a summer cappa magna.

Card. Bégin

Louis Nazaire Cardinal Bégin, Archbishop of Québec, Cardinal Priest of the church of Sts. Vitalis, Valeris, Gervase and Protase.

Dominica in Palmis

Archpriest of the Basilica of St. Peter on the Vatican, Cardinal Eugenio Pacelli, during the procession on Palm Sunday, 1932 [the source …

Card. de la Torre

His Eminence Carlos María Javier Cardinal de la Torre, the Archbishop of Quito, in a winter cappa magna.

Sapieha in Vatican

Prince Adam Stefan Stanisław Bonifacy Józef Sapieha on the day of his cardinatial creation made by Pius XII, February 18, 1946 [the …

Patriarch Sabbah

The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Michel Sabbah, blesses with holy water priests and worshippers gathered at the entrance to the Church of …

Nuntius apostolicus

Abp. Eugenio Pacelli in the solemn choir dress the apostolic nuncio is entitled to, Germany, the ’20s.