Wednesday, December 03, 2008

From Rome: how to make a catafalque...











These photos were taken inside the very Roman FSSP Rome parish of Ss. Trinita dei Pellegrini.
So many eminent Catholic extras as the Church in Her wisdom so understands the human condition and what better place to see them all then in Rome, right?
The catafalque is a temporary pall-covered and coffin-shaped structure which is sometimes used at Requiem Masses. It takes a little effort to set it all up, but this is how it can be done and it really adds a lot (unbleached candles are on the wish list!).

3 comments:

W. Schrift said...

Are those real bones? What a touch!

Anonymous said...

Yep, those be real bones...

Raphaela said...

Would that skull by any chance be the one that was lurking in the sacristy of San Gregorio? :)