Sunday, December 14, 2014

Rose Colored Vestments

Church of Saint Agnes in Saint Paul, Minnesota (USA). 


  1. I know rose colored vestments are worn on Gaudete and Laetare Sundays; however, I was an altar boy before, during and after Vatican II and I seem to recall rose colored vestments being worn on all Sundays during Advent, prior to Vatican II. Am I showing my age and misremembering, or was there a change to the liturgical color for Advent, after Vatican II?

  2. Your parish may have had vestments made from "Roman Purple" which is not as deep as the typical violet that one sees. So, they may have seemed more rose than purple!