Wednesday, March 18, 2009

French canons

There has been a real lot of photos showing Spanish canons on this blog. To balance that a bit, here are some canons from France with their quite distinctive mozzettas:

Clément-Emile Cardinal Roques, Archbishop of Rennes from 1940 until 1964, with one of the Rennes Cathedral canons

Bishop Lobbedey of Arras with canons

Canon Jussiaume of Nantes

Bishop Villeprellet of Nantes with the canons Guiho and Crepel

Canon Théophile Guénard

And a little cappa-canon, too: Leon Maurin of Aix-en-Provence

The caption of this photo just said "St. Vaast, Bethune", which is in France. But I wasn't able to find out to which diocese it belongs, so I am not sure about the picture.


Fr. Selvester said...

They end up looking more "impressive" (for lack of a better word) than the bishops under whom they serve!

Anonymous said...

The church of Béthune Saint Vaast is located in the parish of Notre Dame en Béthunois, diocese of Arras. You can actually see the canon left of Bishop Lobbedey in the second picture is wearing the same sort of mozzetta.