Thursday, November 29, 2007

Vatican I Chasuble

Vatican I chasuble

Recent posts on old vesture and of course, our holy father's choice of vestments last weekend, reminded me of this photo I took while in Rome this past summer.

This is the chasuble given to Blessed Pope Pius IX by the city of Rome which he wore at the opening Mass of the First Vatican Council on 8 December 1869. Following on from our feast of Christus Rex Universorum, it is appropriately embroidered with an image of Christ thus enthroned.

The vestment-relic is displayed in the museum of the Lateran arch-basilica in Rome.

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