Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The Ferraiolo

A photo from the Netherlands. The bishop to the left is Wilhelmus Petrus Adrianus Maria Mutsaerts, bishop of 's-Hertogenbosch from 1943 to 1960. As for the prelate to the right, I have no idea.

We are still in the Netherlands, this time with Johannes Cardinal de Jong, archbishop of Utrecht from 1936 to 1955, elevated to the cardinalate in 1946.

And the Netherlands again. A nice shot of a prelate with a very lively Ferraiolo. I don't know who he is, though.

We cross the border into Germany and see Lorenz Jäger, archbishop of Paderborn (right), chatting with... I'm not sure... looks like Alberto Cardinal di Jorio.

Fernando Cardinal Quiroga Palacios just keeps on popping up in my posts. Hardly surprising, when the photos are always so great. This one isn't even that spectacular dress-wise, but the Cardinal is just having so much fun, that I had to share it.

Now, this Prince of the Church really doesn't need any introduction.

Thomas Cardinal Tien from China in the first and so far only color-picture I've ever seen of a purple Ferraiolo.


SMJ said...

Archbishop Burke:

Gregor said...

I think what Leo is getting at here is not the normal purple ferraiolo still worn by bishops today, but the purple moiré silk ferraiolo trimmed with plain red silk formerly worn by cardinals during penitential seasons and in time of mourning.

leo said...

Gregor reads my mind.

Still: Great photos of Archbishop Burke! Thanks for the link!

John said...

One wonders at seeing these exceptional pictures... what happened to Catholicism in the Netherlands? From such tridentine pomp and obvious piety to the abomination of desolation...

leo said...

Hi John!

See this previous post on what happened to Catholicism in the Netherlands. Almost makes me want to cry.

latinmass1983 said...

Could it be possible that these pictures are not of the Ferraiolo, but of the Ferraiolone!?

I've never seen a picture of the real Ferraiolo, but I could be that it is not as ample as the ones used in these pictures.

leo said...

You are right. It is the more ample version for dignitaries. I just didn't know that there was a difference in names. Thanks for letting me know!

Gregor said...

But I think it's quite common to simply call the ferraiolone ferraiolo, too, even if not technically correct.

Latinmass, do you know what the ferraiolo looks like? My old parish priest had a black woolen cloak without sleeves, which I have seen on a number of older priests here. Could that be one?

latinmass1983 said...

I have never seen one. A friend of mine tells me that you can see it in the movie "The Monsignor." I have not seen that, either - it does not portray the Church or the Priesthood in a good way.

Anyway, the real ferraiolo is supposed to be much shorter (back-of-knee lenght) and narrower (not supposed to fall on your shoulders at all).

You are correct, Berolinensis, most people refer to the ferraiolone as ferraiolo, especially now since it is the only one to be seen. Although, I think that even before the 60's the ferraiolo was not very popular.

I think Fr. Nainfa talks about the two, but does not show a picture/illustration of the ferraiolo.

Gregor said...

Hm, latinmass, that description does sound somewhat like the cloak I was talking about. I'll ask my former parish priest next time I see him. Leo, you wouldn't happen to know the cloak I was talking about?

leo said...

Gregor: Not really. I've seen black narrower versions of the ferraiolo worn by some trad-priests in Rome, but they still looked as long as a ferraiolo for a dignitary. Maybe there are strange hybrid versions, too?!