May 30, 2010

The Papal Ombrellino - Benedict XVI

From 'Catholic Encyclopedia': 'Two kinds of canopy are employed in processions of the Blessed Sacrament. One of small dimensions and shaped like an umbrella--except that it is flat and not conical is called an ombrellino. It is provided with a long staff by which it is held'.

From: Abp A. J. Nowowiejski, "Wykład liturgji Kościoła katolickiego", t. II, s. 354-355:

Videos from papal solemn Vespers and Te Deum in 2007, 2008, 2009:

And from Corpus Christi Feast (22.05.2008):