Monday, February 28, 2011

Amleto Cardinal Cicognani (1883-1973)

Another photo from his time as Apostolic Delegate to the USA.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Amleto Cardinal Cicognani (1883-1973)

Before he became a Cardinal he was the Apostolic Delegate to the United States from 1933 to 1959.

Here we see him during the installation of Archbishop Francis Patrick Keough, Baltimore.

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Another photo of Cardinal Stritch...

... with a bishop that I cant identify but who looks quite happy.

Friday, February 25, 2011

Cardinal Innitzer and Nuntius Dellepiane

The Archbishop of Vienna meets the Papal Nuntio to Austria.

Also: Check out the cathedral canons of Vienna in the background with their ermine mozettas.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Egidio Vagnozzi

Apostolic Delegate to the United Stats from 1958 to 1968

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Pectoral Crosses and Episcopal Rings...

... from Hungary, 18th and 19th century:

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Pontifical Rings...

... and pectoral crosses from 19th-century Vienna.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Blessed John XXIII...

... and Cardinal Ruffini

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Pope Pius XII...

... and Cardinal Mooney

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Friday, February 4, 2011

Cardinal Spellman

Are these white buckles shoes? And if yes, why have I never heard of those before? Can any reader offer any information?

Thursday, February 3, 2011


Reader Kim asked me to post the following photos. They were made during a Solemn Pontifical High Mass in honor of St. Peter Canisius and celebrated by His Excellency Antonio R. Tobias, Bishop of Novaliches in Seven Joys of Mary Chapel of the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate on April 27, 2010 at 10:30 am.

The cappa magna seems to be unusually shiny. As I understand, this is kind of an Asian thing, as people there like their silk this way.