Saturday, October 15, 2005

The Augustinian Canons of Klosterneuburg

One of the more distinctive religious habits seen about Rome is that of the Augustinian Canons of Klosterneubury which resembles the ordinary black cassock with what appears to be a white ribbon trailing fore and aft. (See picture)
Anyway, I was fascinated to come across the following web-page explaining the evolution of their habit. Note too: On solemn feasts the canon in solemn vows also wears a violet mozzetta or shoulder cape for offices in the church.

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