Friday, August 21, 2009

Photos from the Heralds of the Gospel

As a follow-up on our story earlier this week regarding Msgr.Clá Dias's reception of the papal medal Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice , here is a gallery of images from the mass and event itself. Note that Cardinal Rodé and the monsignor are wearing a beautiful set of blue vestments of a modern Gothic cut with the emblems of the association on them, presumably because of occasion's Marian overtones. Blue vestments are traditionally permitted for Marian feastdays in the Latin countries. While this is a relatively minor detail, I was also pleased to see the monsignor is shown wearing a proper amice in some of the images. The church where the mass was held is also an impressive example of polychromatic Gothic revival, and is worth studying in detail.

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