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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.

Bertrand du Pouget

A shot from the film adaptation of Umberto Eco’s Name of the Rose showing the papal legate, Cardinal Bertrand du Pouget.


The exposition of the Blessed Sacrament during the Forty Hours Devotion in the London’s Church of the Immaculate Heart of Mary (Brompton Oratory).

Desolata est

Domus sanctificationis nostrae et gloriae nostrae, ubi laudaverunt te patres nostri, facta est in exustionem ignis, et omnia desiderabilia nostra versa sunt …


The picture in the Internet is described as the prostration during Good Friday liturgy. However, it seems that it was taken on …


The work over the hats intended for newly created cardinals in the Roman workshop of Barbiconi.


Adventus – the ancient Romans used that word to denote a solemn welcome ceremony for the emperor arriving at a city; usually …

Pomponious memento

Remember, human, that one day the pompons on this earth shall end. The thing that matters is to merit perfect pompons of …

Cerimonia del Capèl

The red galero, called by the locals el capèl, is a material symbol of the protection given to Brescia by its patron …

The Shoes of the Fisherman

A shot of the movie “The Shoes of the Fisherman” from 1968 presenting the conclave still in the old form: with baldachins …


Some people keep complaining that they have a lot of space to clean at home… The cleaning of the Confession of St. …