Sunday, March 29, 2009

Weird cappa alert!

What's that? I know that there are versinos of the cappa magna that have two slits so that the arms can pass through the fabric, but I have never seen a cappa worn quite the way Wilhelmus Petrus Adrianus Maria Mutsaerts, bishop of 's-Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands is wearing his in these photos.


Anonymous said...

probably just a big safety pin under the ermine holding it up because he didn't know how to wear it or didn't like the way it felt.

Bencio said...

Meybe he is wearing it "toga style" :)
with the ermine on top!

cosider this with ermine...

Calvin said...

I believe that this photo was taken during a time for penance.
Cardinals or Bishops had to fold up the chain of the cappa magna during the time for penance.
Correct me if i have said it wrongly.