The Biretta: A Traditional Priestly Identity

The Biretta is a square cap with three ridges or peaks on its upper surface. It is worn by clerics from cardinals to seminarians. The use of such a cap is prescribed by the rubrics both at solemn Mass and in other ecclesiastical functions. The origins of the biretta are uncertain. It is mentioned as…

August 26, 2018: Mass Propers for 14th Sunday After Pentecost

    Fourteenth Sunday After Pentecost   INTROIT ¤ Ps. 83. 10, 11 Protector noster, aspice Deus, et respice in faciem Christi tui: quia melior est dies una in atriis tuis super millia. — Quam dilecta tabernacula tua, Domine virtutum! concupiscit et deficit anima mea in atria Domini. V.: Gloria Patri . . . Protector…

The Maniple: Reaping Joy From Tears and Sorrow

The maniple is an article of liturgical dress used in the celebration of the extraordinary form of the Holy Mass of the Roman Rite. It fell into disuse in the years of the post-conciliar reform, even though it was never abrogated. The maniple is similar to the stole but is not as long: It is…