Thursday, September 07, 2006

The Pope's Hat

I saw Papa Ben's awesome hat yesterday, I figured it was something special, but the caption for the photo just called it a hat. Well it is a special thing, its called the saturno. I've seen a couple of blog posts about it, here and here.

But in this entry was an interesting fact. I had heard this before, but never knew if it was true or not, guess it is.

However, for the Pope it is red (like his shoes and his cape) because the original color worn by Popes was, of course, red. (until Pius V, a Dominican Friar, was elected and chose to continue wearing his white Dominican habit)

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Catholic and politically conservative, I graduated with a BA in History (concentration in American) and Political Science. I'm between two parishes; one in Wisconsin that is fairly traditional, and one in Illinois that is fairly liberal. I teach CCD. I work in the food service industry, which basically means I'm working in fast food until I find a better job. I'd like to work for the church somehow. Right now I'm working on getting my teaching certification, although I'm unsure thats the correct path for me. This blog is as random as I am. I hope you enjoy.