It is bluer than white.Several Spanish and Latin-American dioceses obtained from the Holy See in the XIXth century the permission to celebrate in blue (in cœruleo) the feast, the octave and all votive offices and Masses of the Immaculate Conception.
Where is this tailor store? I suppose it's in Rome... but where? :)
B., It's right behind the Pantheon, past the Church of Santa Maria Sopra Minerva.
Before the Tridentine Reform came to happen (which since it was imposed on all the church, meaning wether you liked it or not...as later would be Vatican II...) the liturgical colours were not so strict. Yellow, blue, sky-blue, and other colours were also allowed. The Sarum rite reserved yellow for the celebration of masses in honour the feasts of Confessors... and their Lenten array was of unbleached linen (as oposed to the Tridentine violet or black). The Spanish Rite also made use of yellow vestments, and sky-blue, though the latter, originally, was not reserved for the Virgin Mary but instyead was used for Trinity Sunday and Pentecost Sunday (see p.7 epgoto http://biblioteca2.uclm.es/biblioteca/ceclm/ARTREVISTAS/Brat/32-33/2part_capt01.pdf).
I have heard that the blue color can be used. Not just in spain and Latin-America
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