I've always looked for pictures of the late Cardinal Mercier and this one looks like the youngest I've ever seen him in. Thanks! Question, what do you call those gloves? Are they specifically for Prelates or are they the same as for lay people in civil dress/court dress only in the appropriate color?
Mr. Sonnen,Could you please clarify an earlier post you made. Specifically which form of the Roman rite will Cardinal Burke be celebrating this Saturday.
The wonderful otp (over the top) gloves have no name and are not clerical.Yes, the Mass will be sung in the Extraordinary Form of the Roman rite.
The gloves are very much "clerical" ; they are not "liturgical". These gloves complete the costume of a prelate on public occasions outside of liturgical ceremonies, such as receptions, offical visits, academic solemnities, etc. These gloves are made of silk of the same colour as that of the stockings which he wears: white for Pope, red for Cardinals, purple for Patriarchs, Archbishops, Bishops, and domestic prelates, black for all other secular ecclesiastics.
Any specific name for the gloves and thank you for the responses! BTW, I remember reading somewhere that the form of dress shown on the photo could be classified as "COURT DRESS" (?) From what I remember though is that for it to be complete, the mozzetta should be worn also, right?.. Just wondering. Anyway, thanks again JP and Anon