May 09, 2013
To Start a Conversation with another Person
This extraordinary biretta lies on the desk of a catholic priest in Florida, USA.
It has only one task: to start a conversation with another person!
After seeing this biretta his vistors often ask him questions about this funny looking headgear. Then, as a biretta aficionado, he can talk about using the biretta in church.
What a pity that the wonderful article "Das Birett - Sein aktueller Gebrauch" (The Biretta and its Use Nowadays) written by Marin Raffelt is not available in English.
It would be very delightful for every biretta enthusiast, who believes that the biretta is symbolic of centuries-old tradition, much of which has been lost in the surge of liturgical reform since the 1960s.