Sunday, January 06, 2008

The mitre: traditional cut...


I took this photo in Rome. With the glowing mitres that the Pope has now been wearing there's been some talk about how older mitres looked until the '60s shutdown (and even before then as we see with the 1958 photos of the episcopal consecration of Karol Wojtyla).
If you want to see some nice old mitres just call your chancery and ask to visit the diocesan archives where they likely have lots of old regalia from now deceased prelates.

2 comments:

Adam said...

Not a few English prelates used squat mitres before the 1960s, including Cardinal Bourne

Anonymous said...

Armenian Catholic bishops wear the best mitres in the world.