Wednesday, December 21, 2005

Dear Secular Santa,

Take this you imposter!

Papa Benedetto rocks! He's brought back the fur-trimmed papal hat, called the "camauro."
Plus, you've got to love the red shoes.

The last pope to don this festal wear was Pope John John XXIII. Few know that the garb St. Nick wears in pop-culture depictions is borrowed and adapted from this sort of traditional wear. Santa's pointed hat is a collapsed bishop's miter; the coat is a shortened robe; the white-fur-lined, red design comes from this totally awesome get-up.

Yay trivia--have a lovely week folks!

Thanks to this blog where I snatched some pictures.


Blogger coiledrose said...

Hey love, glad to hear you're enjoying the holiday season so far (even though it is still Advent!). Give me a call sometime, ok? I'd love to get together with you for coffee or something before you go back to college. Theresa is staying with me as well. Hope to hear from you!!!

12/21/2005 4:59 PM  
Blogger Adrienne said...

That is so God's Way!

12/21/2005 5:36 PM  
Blogger Fidelio said...

Yay! Check out

for some more cool pictures...sorry I can't html that link.

12/24/2005 1:16 PM  

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