Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Biretta Sighting!

Last week we celebrated the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord, and on that same day, the Liturgical Institute offered Dr. Denis McNamara's Hillenbrand Lecture (see previous post below).

In honor of the auspicious day and occasion, a couple of my confreres and I decided to "fly the flag" by making a fuller use of presbyteral sartory.

Hence, you see us in soutane and, of course, it's accompanying proper headcover:

(all photos may be viewed full-size by clicking on them)

Pictured, from left to right, are Fr. Dana Christensen of the White Around the Collar blog, Fr. Donald Richardson, a priest of the Archdiocese of Sydney, Australia, and, of course, myself. We were photographed in the Music Room of Mundelein Seminary, under the full-length portrait of Cardinal Mundelein.

Here we are, with heads uncovered:

This is what you may receive from us at the mention of liturgical dance:

We Are Not Amused

The sunny skies return:

Back to Our Usual Cheerfulness

And, finally, with Dr. McNamara, following his lecture: