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Rome, St. Peter’s Square, the 20’s of the 20th.


Fr. Gilles Wach, the superior of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest, along with an altar server in the church of Our …

¡Hala Madrid!

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


The altar servers and the priests of the church of St. Joseph in Troy, New York.


Corpus Christi in Oñati, the Basque Country, Spain.

In Rome

In the foreground, in the white habit girded with a belt in the same colour and in the unbuttoned mozzetta with a hood, …

In Buenos Aires

Altar boys in mozzettas with furry hem pose for a photo with the papal legate, cardinal Pacelli, after the procession with the …


Photo unsigned, origin unknown, but the outfit of this altar boy is noteworthy, not only because of the white cassock, but primarily …


Togo, the city of Lomé. Barefoot, but in cassocks :)


Boys from a minor seminary on the streets of Medellín, Colombia, late 40’s of 20th century.


Rafael Hernández Herrera (dressed like a priest) and Salvador Garrigues Hernández [the source of the photo and description].

Poznan 1930

An altar-boys at the procession during the I National Eucharistic Congress, Poznań 1930.


Dressing of the statue of St. Peter in the pontifical vestments in the Vatican Basilica.

Young seminarians

The members of a minor seminary in the complete garment: a cassock with a sash, a soprana and a hat on the head.


A Holy Mass celebrated by a priest of the Collegium Cultorum Martyrum in the catacombs of Rome. The altar boy is wearing the traditional …


Seminarians from the Pontifical North American College in Rome [image from Orbis Catholicus Secundus].


A child bishop from Montserrat surrounded by his canons. More: The Philippi Collection, the image from: Inter vestibulum et altare.

With abp. Levebvre

Abp. Lefebvre with altar-boys somewhere in Africa. The small one, holding the edge of the cappa manga, is cute :)