Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Toys from the sacristy of the Lateran Archbasilica...

From the Raccolta:

Jesu, via, veritas et vita, miserere nobis (Jesus, the way, the truth, and the life, have mercy on us).

This is an invocation to be said when people are engaged in making and repairing the ornaments of churches and liturgical vestments. The faithful who devote themselves without compensation to the making and repairing of church ornaments and liturgical vestments, either privately or in institutes founded for this purpose, as often as they devoutly recite the above invocation, while engaged in this work, that they may thus sanctify their labor still more, may gain…” a partial indulgence.

To see these and similar toys from the Lateran treasury, visit the courtyard cloister of the Lateran Archbasilica and you will be led into this room.

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