French bands

Louis-Ernest cardinal Dubois, archbishop of Paris, in a zimarra and ferraiolo of silk moire, assisted by bp. Charles Gibier, ordinary of the diocese of Versailles, during a pastoral visit, 6 October 1923. The local clergy in the photo is wearing, so called, bands, or decorative ties which originated in the …

Paschal Pius

His Holiness Pius XII in a paschal choir dress, i.e. in a white damask mozzetta and stole, and slippers of the same …

Gregory XVI paschally

Holy Father Gregory XVI in a paschal choir dress, i.e. in a white damask mozzetta lined with ermine, same camauro and white …

Bp. Butt

Joseph Butt, titular bishop of Alexandretta, i.e. Alexandria Minor, until 1933 called in Annuario Pontificio Cambysopolis, auxiliary bishop of Westminster, while putting …

Symbol

Bishop of the eparchy Piana degli Albanesi of the Italo-Albanian Church Sotìr Ferrara during the recitation of the Symbol of faith during …

New commandment

Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński in a silk damask simplex mitre with a characteristic pattern of a pine cone and a rochet. The cloth girded …

Jerusalem

Bishop of Włocławek Karol Radoński, accompanied by two assistant deacons holding the flaps of his cope, during a procession in the Basilica …

Abp. Checa y Barba

A posthumous photo of Archbishop José Ignacio Checa y Barba, metropolitan of Quito, on the throne and in all pontifical vestments. Together …

Dachau

One of the first Masses of bl. Fr. Karl Leisner celebrated on 26 December A.D. 1944 in the concentration camp in Dachau. …

Messa dello Spadone

In Cividale del Friuli, a town belonging to the former Patriarchate of Aquileia, in the archipresbyterial church of the Blessed Virgin Mary …

Fr. Zavoral O.Praem.

Fr. Metoděj Jan Nepomuk Zavoral (1862 – 1942) in choir dress with a mozzetta made of white watered silk. From 1906, the …

Te Deum 2010

Holy Father Benedict XVI descending from the steps of the throne, assisted by two papal masters of ceremonies, St. Peter’s Basilica in …

Canon Thiébaux

Father Georges Thiébaux (1880-1961), honorary canon of the Nancy cathedral, in a winter choir dress with a chapter cross on a ribbon …

FSSPX

In the photo one can see a beautiful set of vestments used during priestly ordination performed by Bishop Alfons de Galarreta on …

First Chinese bishops

Holy Father Pius XI, in the centre, in pontifical vestments with a spread train of his cassock, at the consecration during a …

Stephanus Cardinalis Wyszyński

Stefan Cardinal Wyszyński, metropolitan archbishop of Gniezno and Warsaw and the Primate of Poland in the years 1948–1981; from 1953 cardinal priest …

Stanisławów

The clergy of Eastern Catholic rites, the Byzantine and Armenian ones, during the procession preceding the coronation of the miraculous image of …

Resurgent in the Midst of Crisis

[English translation coming soon] Jakiś czas temu do moich rąk trafiła książka Piotra Kwasniewskiego “Kryzys i odrodzenie. Tradycyjna liturgia łacińska a odnowa …

Corpus Christi in Lisbon

The procession of Corpus Christi leaving the Cathedral of Saint Mary Major, led by the Patriarch of Lisbon, José Sebastião Cardinal Neto …

Korčula

A Corpus Christi procession in Korčula, a city located on the island of the same name in the southern part of Dalmatia, …