Friday, June 22, 2012

Liturgical renewal in UST

Though I still see stoles over habits but still, this is definitely an improvement compared to the Piero Marini style where the candles are NOT ON the altar and the crucifix is on the side.


  1. Are habits the same as chausable? Anyway, before when I was not reading yet the proper attire of priests in the Mass. I'm still wondering why are their stoles on top of their chausable or habit? Diba po kailangan nasa loob po iyon?

    The "practical" reason that I can think of is that the design of their stoles? Masyadong matigas and it is not practical to put it inside the habit or chausable?

    Please feel free to correct my post. Thank you.

    1. Those broad over-the-Chasuble Stoles are a liturgical anomaly, a modernist monstrosity, another visible sign of clerical ego-pampering. Wearing the Stole over the Chasuble destroys its symbolism: the Stole is the symbol of authority, the Chasuble, of charity; the Stole worn under the Chasuble therefore signifies the preeminence of Love over Power, and that the exercise of the latter must be made motivated by the former. The word Chasuble is derived from the Latin Casulla "little house" because in its early, secular form was the topmost piece of clothing and covered almost the entire body. The Stole is also worn crossed over the chest, the ends held in place by the Cincture, only Bishops may wear the Stole uncrossed as a sign of their full priestly power.

  2. Habit is the garb supposedly worn daily (habitual) by the religious, e.g. Dominicans, Franciscans, etc. Chausable is to be worn over the habit for the Mass.

  3. Brick by brick...I hope they don't pray Protestant version of the Our Father...when I was visiting, that seemed common.

  4. Ok is this what we mean by Pierro Marini style?