From a seminarian…
I am a new seminarian in search of a biretta without a pom. I don’t mind buying my own, but I have yet to find a site that sells a biretta without a pom. Could you or any of your followers point me in the direction of some online options?
Thank you for all that you do. I have followed your blog for about 8 years and learned to love the traditional liturgy in large part because of your work and influence. If you could please keep my name anonymous, I’m early on in seminary and don’t want funny looks for getting a biretta already. But I’m in a friendly-to-tradition diocese, and hopefully will sit in choir as a seminarian at a newly ordained’s first Solemn High Mass later this summer.
Thank you once again. Prayers for you in your time of transition.
Firstly, if there is any chance at all that those in charge at the seminary will look cross-eyed at you because you have a biretta, then don’t have it at the seminary, or keep it out of sight. It’s not worth it.
Biretta without a pom or tuft.
Sure. Some easy steps.
- Get a biretta with a pom.
- Find some fine scissors.
- Remove the pom from the biretta.
Otherwise, the “Oratory” or “Filipo Neri” style biretta (being Roman) doesn’t have a pom. Neither do those of Cardinals (being Roman). Also, certain canons such as Norbertines have pom-less birettas.
And for you others reading out there, don’t forget…