Thursday, March 08, 2007

Now that's where I have to go on vacation!

The diocesan museum of the archdiocese of Munich-Freising in Bavaria offers this stylish vitrine: Those are the cardinal's clothes of Michael Cardinal von Faulhaber (1869-1952, archbishop of Munich-Freising from 1917 until his death, created a cardinal in 1921). Freising was one of those typical Southern German prince-bishoprics. Disbanded in 1802, it was joined with the nearby Munich to form todays archdiocese.

Well, what we see here is a purple choir dress including a cappa magna with hermine upper part, a red-watered silk cappa magna, a galero, a mantelletta, red shoes with buckles, a capello and an abito piano with ferraiolo. Man, this reads like my shopping list.

3 Comments:

Anonymous John A. said...

I wonder if a somewhat more recent ordinary of Munich-Freising ever wore the cappa during his short tenure there? Probably not. Cappas were not in vogue in the '70s.

11:32 AM  
Anonymous Castor said...

That's "abito piano" or "habitus pianus"

2:14 PM  
Blogger leo said...

I know, I was just checking if anybody paid attention ;-)

2:33 PM  

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