This is a Cardinal (Blessed or Saint), but who is he? Is this St. Andrea della Valle (who I never heard of or when he died and was canonized) etc?Relatives or our neighbors came back from Italy and said they had seen bodies of several Saints and Blesseds in Rome.....the Church and the tomb they liked the best was of Blessed Anna Maria Taighi (I know she was a Trinitarian laymember). They said there were Trinitarian friars all in habits there.Are there many Trinitarians in Rome...or do you see their habit much on the streets? I know they were always one of the smaller Orders in the Church (not among the smallest though). And I do know that at least in the past, their habit was a fairly common sight. I hope it still is. It certainly is among the most impressive and beautiful among communities of male religious.Ever see many Augustinians (OSA's), or Mercedarians?
Looks like a wax effigy rather than an actual incorrupt body.
This is a Cardinal canonized by His Holiness John Paul II: Saint Joseph Maria Tomasi dei Principi di Lampedusa (1649-1713). He belonged to an ancient noble family of Sicily, another of whose relevant members was also the Prince Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, Duke of Palma di Montechiaro and known author of the XXth Century, who wrote the famous novel "Il Gattopardo". Saint Joseph Maria Tomasi di Lampedusa joined the Teatin congregation of Regular Clerics founded by Saint Cayetano of Thiene in the XVIth Century. He was a prolific writer of important Treaties chiefly on Holy Scripture, Patristic and Sacred Liturgy. He is often known as Doctor Liturgicus for the relevance of his Liturgical works. He was created Cardinal priest of Saint Martino ai Monti by Pope Clement XI in 1712. Beatified by Pope Pius VII in 1803, he was canonized by Pope John Paul II in 1986. His feast: 3rd of January. Rudolphus scripsit.
This is none other than Cardinal Giuseppe Maria Tomasi di Lampedusa, the holy patron of MC, "the Prince of the Roman Liturgists" and of "Liturgists" and the "Liturgical Doctor".
St. Joseph Mary Tommasi, a Theatine and patron of the liturgy.
How unhappy a faithful liturgist like he would be with the present Novus Ordo! UGH!
I'm lovin' the tassles!
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