Thursday, March 19, 2009

How to set up a cardinalatial prie deu...


This is how it's done as seen in Rome: http://roma.fssp.it/.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Is a cardinal visiting Ss Trinita?

Fr. Selvester said...

That's Cardinal Pell's coat of arms. So, it must be for his visit.

Anonymous said...

Last December Cardinal Pell made a visit to Santissima Trinita in Rome.

EPGoto said...

It is very nice to see such tradition in practice!
Now-a-days one is lucky to see a simple one, but with arms and all is quite extraordinnary!
Also, as a side note of interesting facts... if the visiting prelate were a bishop, the prie-dieu/reclinatory/kneeler is to be covered in a grass-green cloth and not a purple/violet as one would expect. The reason being, that green is the proper color of bishops as can be noticed also in the green galero that crowns their coats of arms and the green cord to hang their pectoral crosses etc. The purple/violet choir clothes they (bishops) use because is because it's the Pope's livery color(keeping the lit torch of old Imperial Rome). Not to say that bishops are the Pope's liveried servants, but it is in a way their uniform and sign of communion with Rome - for before Rome ordered so, Bishops wore whatever color, and more often green as symbol of life etc.
God bless.