Sunday, July 13, 2008

The Roman cassock: even in the summer heat...


Here we see an American priest who works in the Vatican, Msgr. Calkins. He's a mariologist and both he and Msgr. Perle, for twenty years now, have been working for the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei.
Most clergy who work in the Vatican today just wear what the Italians call "clergyman" or what others might call "tenue de ville" (the black business suit with clerical vest, etc.). To their credit, these two monsignori, always looking sharp, wear the soutane to and from the office. People notice this and it counts for a lot. Many thanks for this witness.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hello uncle John I'm at danda.
LOVE,
MARK

humboldt said...

Aren't they harrased by the other vatican clerics or by their bosses for wearing the cassock? This is a matter of politics.

Anonymous said...

The panama hat is keeping him cool in every sense!

Miguel José Ernst-Sandoval said...

That looks like a nice summer wool blend or cotton cassock, so I'm sure it's not too bad.

Anonymous said...

Wear shorts and high socks and its cool in the heat.

Castor said...

The cassock or habit always makes a strong impression on faithful and non-believers alike. Unfortunately, that statement is not necssarily a religious or moral one. Would that the best priests were the ones to wear the cassock.

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