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Solemn High Mass celebrated at the great altar of the Cathedral of Our Lady in Paris on the occasion of the 850th …


A Holy Mass celebrated in a period of penance: we draw your attention not only to the use of folded chasubles (planetae plicatae), …

Middle Kingdom

The celebrant, in this case the newly ordained priest, is wearing Ji-jin, that is the headdress used until the early 20th century by Catholic …

In rose(s)

A Solemn High Mass celebrated by priests of the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest at the Cathedral of St. Romulus …

Fr. Ratzinger

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

Impositio manuum

A bishop imposing his hands on a head of a deacon while conferring priestly ordination, 50s of the 20th century.

Holy Cross

The high altar in the underground Basilica of the Holy Cross of the Valley of the Fallen (Basílica de la Santa Cruz …

Navis Ecclesiae

Maritime Eucharistic procession during the 7th National Eucharistic Congress in Genoa, September 1923.

In Portico

Pontifical High Mass at the faldstool celebrated by Archbishop Guido Pozzo in the church of Saint Mary in Portico on the Campitelli …

Fr. Charles-Roux

Father Jean Marie Charles-Roux I.C. in a buckled shoes and a hat with raised brim (la Canoa, Chapéu de Raia). More information …


High Pontifical Mass celebrated by Cardinal Giovanni Bonzano at the opening of the 28th International Eucharistic Congress in Chicago on the Soldier …

In Paris

Deacons prostrating themselves during the singing of the Litany of the Saints at the ceremony of priestly ordinations conferred in the Paris Cathedral of …


The Corpus Christi procession in Valencia.


The exposition of the Blessed Sacrament during the 40 Hours Devotion in Brompton Oratory.

Seminary of St. Sulpice

Ordination in the seminary of St. Sulpice, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France [the photo from Catholic Conclave].

How a field altar should look like

A High Pontifical Mass celebrated from the faldstool by the Metropolitan of Baltimore, Archbishop Michael Curley, in the presence of the Papal …


The deacon from the Hochstift Paderborn carying a flabellum made of peacock feathers (hence its name: a peacock’s tail-bearer) during the traditional …

Galero <3

A shot from the film Name of the Rose.


  An example of the usage of a gremiale during a Corpus Christi procession in Daroca, Spain [the source].


Rome, A.D. 1929.