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Salve, Regina

Pius XII praying before the painting of Our Lady of Częstochowa  in the chapel of the papal summer residence in Castel Gandolfo. …


Father Pio O.F.M. Cap. during the celebration of a Holy Mass. We pay attention to the good visible shaven of the tonsure.

Pius IX

Holy Father Pope Pius IX, surrounded by his prelates (in croccia), members of the Noble Guard (on the right) and a Papal …


Canons of the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul during the procession on the feast of both of the Apostles, Nadur, Gozo …

Carthusian nun

The Carthusian nuns have retained the privilege of the consecration of virgins, which they have inherited from the nuns of Prébayon. The …


Holy Father John Paul II in the papal tabarro.


The Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Francis Ragonesi, during the dedication of the monument of the Sacred Heart of Jesus on the Cerro de los …


Pope Benedict XVI is kneeling at the faldstool of Leo XIII during the chant of the Litany of the Saints, Epiphany 2012.


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

Coram Summo Pontifice

A Holy Mass coram Summo Pontifice celebrated on the altar of the Chair of St. Peter in the apse of the Vatican …

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.

Fr. Czartoryski O.P.

Father Michał Czartoryski O.P. celebrating a Holy Mass during the Warsaw Uprising on the feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary on …


Archbishop Marcel-François Lefebvre in a summer cappa magna.

Tiara of Benedict XVI

The tiara presented to Benedict XVI by a group of German Catholics in May 2011. It was made of a mixture of …

Presenting the tiara

Presentation of the tiara, a gift of the faithful of the diocese of Milan, to Pope Pius XI. The Sistine Chapel, 1923.


Spanish canons in choir dress during the Corpus Christi procession, Toledo, 1951 [the source: Toledo Olvidado].


Brother Martin, a Capuchin friar, at rest on the construction of water supply system leading to a Catholic college in East Midlands, …


A Holy Mass celebrated in the Ambrosian rite in the Roman Pantheon, May 2, 2010.


Cardinal Aleksander Kakowski in the presence of the Metropolitan of Vilnius, Fr. Archbishop Romuald Jałbrzykowski (on the right with a crosier in …