The liturgical habit is a task – Massa Carrara

The liturgical habit is a task – Massa Carrara

Atelier Sirio’s travelling exhibition The Liturgical habit is a task “L’abito liturgico è un compito” fa tappa a Massa Carrara dal 13 al 19 maggio 2019 presso la Cappella delle Stimmate della Cattedrale di Massa Carrara.

The traveling exhibition The liturgical habit is a task will be set up in Cappella delle Stimmate in Massa Carrara Cathedral from 13th to 19th May 2019.

The aim of the exhibition is to undertake all the stages of evolution of the chasuble.
It will be possible to admire chasubles from the 30s of the XIXth Century, few decades before the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) reintroduced their use after years of Roman chasubles. The exhibition goes on with works from the 50s and 60s, with examples of remarkable craftsmanship.
The whole itinerary starts from the original Medieval chasubles, passes through the Borromaic one and arrives at contemporary reinterpretations designed by artists and architects.

It is God who, when he calls to himself a believer to confer him with a mission or a service, he also gives him a habit, a sacred vestment […]. The habit should communicate the identity of the one who wears it […]. 

Enzo Bianchi’s words focus clearly on the goal of the exhibition. Today’s lack of guide lines, we’re witnesses of either subjective re-working of past elaborations or new interpretations which don’t follow the Council’s directives of Nobile Semplicitas.

On Monday 13th at 9 pm, the opening of the exhibition will be held by don Emanuele Borserini (bishop of ceremonies) and Barbara Sisti (Diocesan Museum director) will talk around the topic Make me, oh Lord, a new man: history and theology of the liturgical vestment.
Moderating the talk, don Samuele Agnesini (Liturgical Office director).

On Thursday 16th at 8 pm, meeting with don Samuele Agnesini and don Emanuele Borserini to discuss about The symbolic value of the liturgical “costume”.


Event in collaboration with Fulgor Service and set under the patronage of the Diocese of Massa Carrara – Pontremoli, the Diocesan Liturgical Office and the Diocesan Museum.