Griccia and gricia

Posted July 1, 2016 9:55 am by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

Griccia and gricia

Over HERE (and in my email) some people are confused about my reference to a camicia griccia.  The sacristans of St. Peter’s Basilica used to dress Arnulfo di Cambio’s statue of St. Peter also with the camicia griccia on 29 June and 22 February.
A camicia is an alb.  Griccia (not to be confused with gricia) is a technique of ironing into tight pleats in two, perpendicular directions.
My friend John Sonnen has a good photo at his blog of what the result is.  HERE

And…

And…  Enrico Dante in one…

They are extremely rare now, because a) Paul VI abolished it and b) well… they were

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