The yearly question on “What color vestments were used on All Souls” got me thinking about how many people would chose various colors for their own funeral mass if they were given the choice.
For me I would chose black. The primary reason is I think many people have lost vision of Church teaching on purgatory. We use white for the feasts of non-martyred saints and using black rather that white at my funeral I would hope would remind people that I am hopefully in purgatory and need their prayers.
I also think it is good to let people know that is is okay to mourn. Now maybe I’m presumptuous in thinking people would want to mourn and many would want to see white or gold at my passing in celebration (and not for me entering the Father’s house )
It black were not an option, my next preference would be violet.
So what would you choose given the option?