This mitra (mitria della Pigna) is strictly reserved for CARDINALS not for Bishops !!!!!!
Yeah, you can't get one for your bishop. He's not allowed to wear it.
people can be sooooo picky in this post- conciliar church!!!!a modern priest!
Someone must inform the Master of Papal Ceremonies, Msgr. Guido Marini, that this is the traditional mitra simplex for cardinals, and not the new style that he introduced at the last consistory in November 2010. What happened to continuity? Why did he have to come up with a new design for a mitra simplex?
"Why did he have to come up with a new design for a mitra simplex? "I agree. Unfortunately it seems that at present this awful LAVS has some kind of monopoly in the curial paraments. Neither their fabric nor design seem appropriate. Ars Regia, Gammarelli are the true champions of roman style, splendour and tradition
To RipK:I don't believe he did. I think you are mistaken. The mitres worn by the new cardinals at the last consistory were decorated so I don't see how they could be seen to be a new form of mitra simplex. Instead, they simply presented them with white mitres that have a gold titulus and circulus on them. Abp. Piero Marini introduced a new mitra simplex for all the cardinals that was MUCH shorter than this. (look at photos from the funeral of JPII). I noted during the Holy Week liturgies in Rome this year (at the Chrism Mass & on Good Friday) that the cardinals were wearing a true mitra simplex made of damask. It was not as tall as the ones from former times but it is definitely taller than the ones insisted upon by Piero Marini. So, the mitra simplex in its traditional form is returning to use.
If I may point out, it was an anomaly for concelebrating bishops (Cardinals) at the last Consistory Mass to be wearing what was, in effect, a modestly-decorated PRECIOUS mitre. As concelebrants, they ought to wear their own form of the simplex mitre; only the celebrant (namely the Pope) wearing a precious mitre.Perhaps this was the point of RipK's comment.