Benedict XVI in Rosacea Vestments on Laetare

Pope Benedict in Rosacea on Laetare

On 26 March 2006 His Holiness made a pastoral visit to a Roman parish in thge suburbs called God Our Merciful Father.  It was Laetare Sunday and the Pope wore rose vestments.  I don’t remember having seen His Holiness Pope John Paul II in rose vestments.  It is nice to see some of these traditions returning to use.

Benedict XVI in Rosacea Vestments on Laetare
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6 Responses to Benedict XVI in Rosacea Vestments on Laetare

  1. I agree! And it’s quite a lovely shade of rose too. I just discovered this site and love it already. Keep up the excellent work, Father.

  2. Tim Ferguson says:

    I like the mitre as well – from the front it has a look reminiscent of the tiara. I notice that the new American cardinals wore purple yesterday, although Cardinal Levada wore a Roman-style chasuble, which was good to see.

  3. Tim: Yes, the photos of His Eminence in the Roman-style vestment were encouraging. I would have like a maniple as well, and a dalmatic, and the gloves, etc., but first things first.

    o{]:¬)

  4. Fr Raymond Thompson says:

    The mitre is a bit modern, as are the style of vestments, but perhaps if the Pope celebrates the Tridentine Rite he will use Latin Vestments as well.

  5. Fr Raymond Thompson says:

    Further to the above comment – does anyone know how long it’s been since a Pope last used a proper Papal palium?

  6. I wasn’t too wild about the miter either. It would be nice to see something from the treasury of the Vatican Basilica, wouldn’t it? Imagine what there must be.