Prelatial Dress of the Religious Orders: The Trinitarians

Continuing on with our series on the prelatial dress of the religious orders, today we make a pit stop in with the Trinitarians. The Trinitarians, who are fully named, the Order of the Most Holy Trinity and of the Captives (Ordo Sanctissimae Trinitatis et Capitivorum) were founded at the very end of the 12th century. 

As is always the pattern when we are dealing with prelates from religious orders, their prelatial dress is specifically intended to reflect their identity as a religious by echoing their habit. In this particular instance, white forms the base colour of their simar/cassock and including on the shoulder is the distinctive red and blue cross which is found on their habit. 

Similarly the cappa magna of the Trinitarian prelate is also in white.

By all appearances, white stockings are used and I would expect that the mantelletta of such prelates would also come in white -- though I have no information on this at this time.

As an aside, some of our readers will be amply familiar with the following painting, however what they may not realize it is a depiction of the founding of the Trinitarian order.

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