Tag Archives: chasuble

The Feeder Feed: Old Chasuble Edition

I’m enjoying some time at The Cloisters with a friend.
In honor of a priest who has disparaged my posts about birds, I add this edition.
Behold a priests chasuble from Venice of the late 15th to early 16th century.


A detail from … Continue reading

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ASK FATHER: Why is the back of Father’s vestment raised at the consecration?

From a reader…
I have been wondering why the servers lift the priest’s chasuble during the consecration. From the sources that I could find, it was an old practice to help the priest because the chasubles were heavy. Is there a … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Are gold vestments permitted?

From a reader:
Is gold a licit primary color for chasubles? I’ve seen it for many Eucharist-themed vestments, but I don’t know if that’s allowed or recommended.
Yes.  Gold is allowed in the Latin Church as a primary color for vestments.  Gold, … Continue reading

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A special saintly chasuble

I picked this up from the blog Gem of the Ocean.
Did you know that the Little Flower, St. Therese of Lisieux, made a chasuble?  I didn’t.

The abovementioned blog says:
The chasuble garment itself was made from an old dress of Madame Martins. … Continue reading

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The “gravitational pull” and market forces

I learned from my friend Fr. Ray Blake, mighty p.p. in Brighton, that the Belgian liturgical goods maker Slabbinck is now making – I am not making this up – Roman vestments.

Their stuff has never been my cup of tea, … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: Stole over chasuble, or “What part of ‘extirpetur’ does Your Excellency not understand?”

A reader asked:
Can/Should the stole be worn outside the chasuble by the celebrant
during Mass?
This was obviously asked because some priest out there is wearing his stole over the chasuble.  And I’ll bet all the money in my pocket it is … Continue reading

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What did the Holy Father really wear?

More than one person, including a priest, wrote to me about my comment that today the Holy Father wore a taglio filipino cut of Roman vestment today.
My interlocutors beg to differ.
Here is a screencapture from today:

And from 2008:

One of my … Continue reading

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QUAERITUR: priest says not to lift the chasuble during TLM

From a reader:
Our TLM priest has asked the altar servers not to lift his chasuble during the elevations. Says it distracts him.Anyway, I was wondering if the chasuble lifting is just a tradition or if it is such a tradition … Continue reading

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