Friday, January 23, 2009
Asking for the "ferraiolone" again...
Brightly draped prelates in the ferraiolone look absolutely gorgeous, and this is something that layfolk can agree upon, too.
Some things in the Church we say "trancend" the power of human understanding, but this does not. It is a simple matter of beauty and the Church has given us such beauty through Her bounty and beneficence.
Meanwhile, as the story goes, along came the chiseled rhetoric of the sixties and the ferrialone got the chop as everybody betook themselves in the "new" direction of making everything "modern."
Funny thing is that we of today are much more modern then they of forty years ago ever were.
Continuing with the drama, until 1967 clergy were ordinarily required to wear the ferraiolone when in the presence of the Popes. Then they did away with this. Now we're asking for a return.
Beauty is to be duly observed and not done away with in the silly name of modernity.
Archbishop Harvey, we look to you, ti prego!