Even though we have apparently now moved into a time when nothing can be beautiful again in the liturgy and we are entirely focused on cars with at least 100k miles, market forces are till at work in Rome.
I stopped at Leoniana bookstore and saw that they are now selling the scudi with the papal stemma that you will see over the doorways of Roman churches and sundry other buildings. Two sizes. I love the free market.
By the cash register, which is where savvy shopkeepers put things that are selling, we find…
And a resource for the older form of Mass.
I stopped at a clerical shop to find more linen collars and, lo and behold, what do I spy in the window?
Not shabby at all.
It is machine stitched but… who cares?
The answer is, “Yes, I want it.” The question is, “Are there matching dalmatic, tunic, cope and humeral veil?”
And just because I thought you needed a glimpse of some cheese I shared with a friend.