Monday, July 21, 2008

SRE Cardinales

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9 comments:

humboldt said...

Thanks for the posting. Very interesting pictures of cardinals, by the way you posted the same picture of Cardinal Wojtyla twice.

humboldt said...

Has the color of the cardinals' garments changed over the years? I mean before and after the II Vatican Council. I understand that the current color of the cardinals' garments is scarlet.

latinmass1983 said...

Yes, I noticed that I posted the same picture twice. I had meant to post another one I have of him.

As far as I know, before Vatican II, the color for Cardinals was scarlet red... the same as today. What is less common nowadays is that Cardinals do not wear watered silk fabric for their cassocks and for the rest of their prelatical attire.

Cardinals who belonged to a religious order did not have to wear red. They could use the color of their religious habits. (White cappa magna for a Carmelite, a black one for a Dominican, etc.). There is a picture of one such example in another, earlier post I had about Cardinals.

humboldt said...

Thanks for the clarification. By the way I am sure Piero Marini will be appointed cardinal by BXVI.

latinmass1983 said...

I hope not... I, personally, do not think he deserves it after all the strange things he allowed or encouraged/promoted during Papal Masses.

Daniel said...

Could you post the URL to the picture with the religious Bishop/Cardinal? Thanks!

humboldt said...

latinmass1983, I also hope not but I am sure he will. BXVI is sometimes incomprehensible.

latinmass1983 said...

Here is the link: http://bp0.blogger.com/_HYmckVkkJz0/R8t9Uc2azKI/AAAAAAAAAvM/SaDzvDvA4lM/s400/concistoro2.jpg

See that the color of the Cappa is "white." So, I assume this Prelate to have been a Carmelite.

humboldt said...

It must have been pretty hot to wear all of those garments.