When I was ordained, the members of the Gregorian chant schola I directed wanted to give me a vestment. Since they were of modest means, I didn’t want them to spend too much money. But since they wanted the chasuble to be special, I chose a historic cut of vestment, rather than try to get very expensive fabric or embroidery. I got a "taglio filipino", which is like the chasuble you see on images of St. Philip Neri… thus the Italian nickname.
Over at NLM we see some great images of paintings of St. Philip and St. Ignatius in this vestment.
This style was the first real organic development of vestments from the full cloak style to the smaller and square modern Roman vestments. It is sort of half way in between.
Here are some of the shots from NLM.
This is an great development and in keeping with the Marshall Plan.
Benedict’s education of the Church continues.
As I have been saying, liturgy is …