Vestments of the Saints

Saints are sometimes, in our minds, nearly like mythological figures. We see them depicted in art, we read about their lives and accomplishments, but it can be easy to forget they walked this earth just like the rest of us, maybe visited the same churches we now visit today and so on.  Liturgically speaking, we gain no better reminder of this reality than in the case of 'clerical saints' where we see vestments and vesture which they would have worn. Today, I wanted to share just a few such examples of some of the vestments of the saints -- and we have tossed in a bit of choral vesture as well.

St. Francis de Sales (1567-1622)

St. Thomas Becket (1119-1170)

St. John Marie Vianney, the Cure d'Ars (1786-1859)

St. John Henry Newman (1801-1890)

St. Pius V (1504-1572)

St. Charles Borromeo (1538-1584)

St. John Bosco (1815-1888)

Do you like Liturgical Arts Journal's original content? You can help support LAJ in its mission and vision to promote beauty in Catholic worship either by: 

You choose the amount! Your support makes all the difference.

Join in the conversation on our Facebook page.