Thursday, October 21, 2010

Habemus Concistorium A.D. MMX



14 comments:

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  2. 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?

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  3. 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.

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  4. Perfect picture! Thanks John for publishing it.
    I love it!
    Especially the Ferraiolo.

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  5. Is that a mantelletta? I thought they didn't wear that anymore. Cool!

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  6. "Pontificalis Domus" needs to be rewritten. 1968 was a dark year.

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  7. 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.

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  8. Well, I think, that may be the dress for a cardinal like Walter Card. Brandm├╝ller, 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 …

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  9. Bring it back. The mantelletta had/has an important message of "jurisdiction" for prelates and ALL others.

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  10. 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.

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  11. 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.

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  12. WHOA-I love that window display! Way to go, Gammarelli's!
    I love those vestments! Bring them back!

    Barb in NY

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  13. 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.

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