Silks, trains and ermines,  Tota pulchra et pretiosa

Rose cassock

A rose cardinal cassock with a train from the first half of the 18th century. Twice a year, on the third Sunday of Advent, called Gaudete, and on the fourth Sunday of Lent, called Laetare, cardinals used to wear a rose choir dress, including a mozzetta and a mantelletta with the exception of a cappa magna which was still purple [the photo from The Metropolitan Museum of Art].