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-Americ ... read more