Monday, December 6, 2010

Almost forgot...

Advent/Christmas/New Years-Hiatus!

See you again mid-January!

I see that the number of followers is rising very slowly but constantly. Thank's for that! To all the new followers: This blog isn't updated on a daily basis, but only periodically. Whenever I have a stash of new material I release it, usually every two or three weeks.

If you want to contribute to what you see here, send in your photos of happy prelates, huge processions, catholic crowds and cappae magnae! Advice: Try to not send in photos you found on the internet (unless they are from really cryptic pages people aren't likely to find), because I think I already have pretty much every good photo from any webpage on my computer.

I know that this blog isn't the most widely read. But I also know that it seems to fill an important niche and people are appreciative of what is going on here. So I want to try and keep this thing alive for as long as I can.

Thanks for your co-operation!

Have a blessed advent season!

Leo

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Celso Benigno Luigi Cardinal Costantini (1876-1958)


Titular Bishop of Hierapolis in Phrygia in 1921

Titular Archbishop of Theodosiopolis in Arcadia in 1922

Apostolic Delegate to China from 1922 to 1935

Secretary of the Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith from 1935 to 1953

Elevated to the cardinalate in 1953

Apostolic Chancellor from 1954 to 1958

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Lourdes 1914...

... The Eucharistic Congress
















Sunday, November 14, 2010

Fancis Cardinal McIntyre (1886 - 1979)

Archbishop of Los Angeles from 1948 to 1970

The man in the middle really doesn't need an introduction but I am not so sure with the bishop on the left. I know the face and I am sure one of my trusted readers also knows the name.



Saturday, November 13, 2010

A Benedictine Abbot...


... from the Monastery of Einsiedeln, Switzerland.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Maurice Roy (1905 - 1985)

A picture of the Archbishop of Quebec before he became a cardinal. Vivid cappa!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Norman Cardinal Gilroy (1896 - 1977)

Archbishop of Sydney from 1940 to 1971.






He won the "Australian of the year"-award in 1970! Imagine that today! A catholic bishop winning that award and not a feminist, vegan, homosexual or muslim!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

A tiny but nice photo...

... of Thomas Cardinal Tien.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Josef Cardinal Beran

Archbishop of Prague from 1946 to 1969. Elevated to the cardinalate in 1965.

Convicted in a show-trial by the Czech communists and imprisoned from 1949 to 1963.






Sorry for the watermarks.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Carlos María Javier Cardinal de la Torre y Nieto

Archbishop of Quito from 1933 to 1968. Elevated to the cardinalate in 1953. First cardinal of Ecuador.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

William Otterwell Ignatius Brady

Bishop of Sioux Falls (1939–56) and Archbishop of Saint Paul (1956–61)

Friday, October 15, 2010

Joseph C. Plagens

Bishop of Sault Sainte Marie-Marquette (1935-1940) and Bishop of Grand Rapids (1940-1943)


Does anybody know anything about the dress of the two little guys? Are they the trainbearers?

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sunday, October 3, 2010

José Alves Correia da Silva

Bishop of Leiria/Portugal from 1920 to 1957


In color


With another prelate


Preaching


Preaching again. Check out the humongous microphone.


Official portrait


Another official portrait, this time with ermine.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Awesome Color Photo...

... of Samuel Cardinal Stritch!


Thanks to reader Ed, who sent me the link!

Friday, September 17, 2010