You want liturgical eye candy?

Take a look at this coverage by the incredibly connected NLM.

A sample:

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  1. Atlanta says:

    LOL! Liturgical eye candy? You said it. :-D

  2. T. Falter says:

    This isn’t candy — it’s meat.

  3. Andy says:

    can somebody tell me what that is…I can’t make it out.

  4. What you see, that red and yellow striped half open umbrella, is the symbol of a Minor Basilica as is the bell on the staff being carried before it. These symbols are carried in processions.

  5. Deusdonat says:

    Now if they will just bring back May crownings…

  6. Atlanta says:

    Meat?! LOL! I will not make a witty remark as a reply publicly. I will restrain my pen.

  7. Jason Keener says:

    More about the umbrella and bell:

    The title Basilica carries with it both privileges and obligations. Among the primary privileges are the right to display, both inside and outside, the coat of arms of the Pope who designated the church as a basilica, and the display of the church’s own coat of arms, bearing the marks of the Pope.

    Two additional symbols rooted in the papal court are used by basilicas: the “tintinnabulum” and “ombrellino.” The “tintinnabulum” is a bell which had the practical function of alerting people to the approach of the Holy Father during processions through the streets of Rome. The “ombrellino” is an elaborate umbrella which would protect the Holy Father from inclement weather. The panels of the ombrellino are made of alternating red and yellow fabric (the colors of the Pope). It is always displayed half-way open to signify that the church is ready to welcome the Holy Father.

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