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Paschal mozzetta

His Holiness Paul VI in the Paschal choir dress (white mozzetta with white stole) at the signing of the Encyclical Populorum Progressio …

Benedictio

Benedict XVI in a paschal mozzetta giving the Urbi et Orbi blessing from the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica, April 12, 2009.

Sicut cervus

The Archbishop of Florence, Agostino Cardinal Bausa, on his way to the the Baptistery during the Easter Vigil service. In the photo one …

At St. Helen’s

A canon of the Collegiate Basilica of St. Helen in Birkirkara with a hood of the cappae put on the head during the …

Adoratio crucis

The Archbishop of Lima Juan Landázuri Ricketts adoring the cross during the liturgy of Good Friday. The calotte on his head is not …

In Sevilla

The procession on the Palm Sunday departing from the Cathedral of Seville. On the left the cathedral canons in cappae, on the right …

Westminster

Francis Alphonsus Cardinal Bourne in front of the Westminster Cathedral doors during a Palm Sunday procession. The canons holding the tails of the …

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 …

Brothers

Brothers Joseph and Augustin Lémann in the choir dress of the canons of Lyon.

Byzantine Abp. Sheen

Archbishop Fulton Sheen in the vestments for celebration of the Divine Liturgy. As you can see, the Byzantine rite vestments include elements of …

Why sedia gestatoria?

Here is a photographic explanation of why popes should continue to use a portable throne called sedia gestatoria: not only it’s better …

Censorship

Jehan Georges Vibert – The committee on moral books.

Viking pontificals

The crosier of a narwhal tusk and the gold ring belonging to the Bishop of Gardar, the medieval Norman settlement in the …

Bp. Hoenen

Father François Hoenen S.V.D., the Bishop of Kenge in the Congo, kissing the papal shoe during the ceremony of episcopal ordination conferred by pope …

Connecticut

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

At St. Sabina

Pope Benedict XVI during the Holy Mass celebrated on the Ash Wednesday in the Roman Basilica of St. Sabina on February 6, …

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 …

Pulvis

Remember, man, that thou art dust and unto dust thou shalt return.

Card. Cushing

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

Una cum Papa

Benedict XV in choir dress and tabarro surrounded by the Eastern Catholic clergy.