from the vast collection of a clergyman
of exquisite taste
a number of unique items of sartorial significance
all of them so infrequently used
and so scrupulously cared for
that our appraisers have deemed them worthy of
Here, is a completely unique item
AUTHENTIC - GENUINE
not a "costume" or a "home-made" habit-wanna-be
but from an actual Roman Catholic Benedictine Monastery
BENEDICTINE MONK'S "CUCULLA"
FULL MONASTIC CHOIR COWL
by monastic tradition,
known as the vesture of "The Living Rule"
i.e., a monk in Solemn Vows,
who "incarnates" the Holy Rule of St Benedict
* bestowed upon the monk
* the formal "choir" vestment
worn over the basic habit
(See our other items !
at the Divine Office
on Solemnities and Major Feasts
* and the monk's burial shroud:
having signified his "dying to the world" in life,
the faithful monk is clothed in this robe
upon death and buried in it
this one is fashioned in the
Beuronese / Einsiedeln
Belgian Congregation style
Each "Congregation" within the Benedictine "Confederation"
has a habit whose design and cut identify it as unique to THAT Congregation
(e.g., American Cassinese, English Benedictine, Swiss-American, Solesmes, etc.)
DESIGNED TO BE WORN OVER THE "EVERYDAY" MONASTIC HABIT
of tunic and scapular (not included)
AND, AS PICTURED, MAY ALSO BE WORN WITH AN ALB (not included).
* 100% Black Serge Wool
Model is 5'10" with 46" chest
57" length, neck to hem
Pointed Sleeves are 41" neck to wrist
(in monastic tradition: like angel's wings!)
meant to be worn "gathered" as shown in the photographs
The owner was Benedictine monk:
this cuculla was made for his Solemn Profession of Monastic Vows
and worn ONLY ONCE
on the day of his Solemn Profession!
WHAT A UNIQUE ITEM
for anyone devoted to or actually living
the monastic ideal:
a genuinely authentic piece of "Benedictina"
crafted with devotion and preserved in pristine
"AS NEW" condition!
BID EARLY & HIGH
TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT
Be sure to check out our present auctions
and keep an eye out for our other items !
Shipping & Handling
Buyer agrees to cover the shipping & handling of this very weighty (5 lbs +) habit
which, however, we will insure ourselves for shipping within the "lower 48" United States
Priority Mail or Parcel Post at Buyer's Choice
INTERNATIONAL: Priority International Insured Only
to permit tracking and verification for our mutual protection!