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WOAH! When was that mantelletta-thing (underneath the mozetta) worn? My guess was that it was only worn when cardinals were in Rome (where they're not allowed to use full pontificals/offer Solemn Mass at the throne), just like how normal bishops would wear the mantelletta only in places/situations where they didn't have jurisdiction. You'd probably know more than I do, though. When was this worn?
That's a real shame, that the radical minimalism of the late 1960s with dictatorial procedure "abolished" the mantelletta, this so noble garment, for cardinals and many other eclesiastical dignitaries.
Perfect picture! Thanks John for publishing it.I love it!Especially the Ferraiolo.
Is that a mantelletta? I thought they didn't wear that anymore. Cool!
"Pontificalis Domus" needs to be rewritten. 1968 was a dark year.
Maybe Gammarelli knows something we don't....or don't know yet? An alowance for a return to this vesture.I don't think that they would advertise vesture not in keeping with current Church disipline etc.I think we're in for a few nice surprises by the Pope before the year is out.
Well, I think, that may be the dress for a cardinal like Walter Card. Brandmüller, the former President of the Pontificial Hirstorial Commission. As he is a member of the canon of St. Peter's, he normaly wears the mantelletta …
Bring it back. The mantelletta had/has an important message of "jurisdiction" for prelates and ALL others.
G always puts that particular habit out for consistories, fort several years now. The material is in felt (panna), which used to be worn by the cardinals in winter.
The mantelletta is a beautiful vestment sadly removed from our ceremonial life as Catholics. While it is not likely to be restored to the episcopate I would like it restored to Protonotaries Apostolic Supernumeraries at the diocesan levels and even Prelates of honour...with it of course would be the restoration to them of the rochet.
WHOA-I love that window display! Way to go, Gammarelli's!I love those vestments! Bring them back!Barb in NY
Formerally it should be allowed legally. They are a beauriful part of Catholic vesture and unique to the Faith. Its' suppression was wrong and should be undone. Many are starting to use them anyway.