Funeral Purple

Friend and once-contributor John Donaghy sent me two images of a stole he uses for funerals.

His report from Honduras:

Here most of the priests use purple, though the bishop wore white for the funeral of a priest two years ago. Also, my pastor uses white occasionally, but usually purple.

But I have a personal solution. A year ago a friend of mine from Chiapas, Mexico, gave me a stole from the indigenous people of Chiapas – white with purple. I use it when I preside at funerals – not all uncommon – and I have it available when the pastor presides. It is really a priestly stole but I was able to modify it, so that it’s appropriate for deacons.


I like this solution. It is purple, yet not Lent.

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About catholicsensibility

Todd lives in the Pacific Northwest, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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