[quote="MusicMan, post:10, topic:179937"]
I seem to recall that Monsignori are entitled to wear an alb with red trim to signify their priestly rank as Monsignor as well as the status of the prelature.
My best friend is a chaplain to His Holiness. He has an alb similar to Msgr. Ganswein's and has worn it on high holy days. It is really nice, but, he probably needs a new one.
For Christmas, I managed to order some ecclesial wear for him from no less than the haberdasheri that also provides same for Pope Benedict XVI, Euroclero. I placed my order on Friday, at the ungodly hour of 4:30AM (Texas time) and found their customer service to rival that of Neiman Marcus and Saks. They could teach our country a thing or two about customer service. Today, I was shocked when my dad called me to tell me that I received a package from Euroclero. Talk about fast service.
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They speak English. Even though my Italian was somewhat broken, we understood each other. I was very much relieved when the staff spoke to me in English. Their prices are also very reasonable. Luckily, when I ordered, the Euro was at a pretty good exchange rate.
I will be ordering from them again. Come to think of it, I may just get him that alb for his silver jubilee before the one he has starts falling apart. :eek: