Sylvestrines wear a blue habit. According to "Costumes of Prelates of the Catholic Church, According to Roman Etiquette," by John Nainfa (1909), regular prelates belonging to 'the religious orders proper,' retained the color of their habit in their prelatic vesture. The author ennumerates the orders and the colors they retain in the cappa magna. He notes that 'monks of St. Sylvester' retain a 'beautiful' shade of blue in all their prelatic garb.
He's undoubtedly a Sylvestrine Benedictine. Their habit is Turkish Blue. And that cappa and biretta are definitely Turkish Blue (rather similar to robin's egg).
Alright!Thanks for the info, anon!(Should have remembered that from Nainfa, but I didn't.)
Didn't the Sylvestrine habit include a blue cassock? This guy is wearing something dark, probably black. Also, the hood of his cappa shows red. Could this be a bad job of colorizing a photo?
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