The Blessing and Consecration of a Virgin

Book Title: Pontificale Romanum ad omnes pontificias ceremonias, quibus nunc utitur sacrosancta Romana ecclesia, accommodatum. Nonnullis insuper, que in antea impressis non habentur accuratissime auctum .Ac in tres partes distinctum. : quarum prima personarum, secunda rerum consecrationes, et benedictiones continet : tertia vero quedam ecclesiastica officia, et alia multa comprehendit, que in sequenti tabula, versa pagina monstrantur. Nuper summa diligentia reuisum, emendatum, & impressum

Author: Catholic Church

Image Title: The Blessing and Consecration of a Virgin

Description: This engraving is the first of nine illustrating the blessing and consecration of a virgin. The women leave the cloister of their monastery dressed in secular clothing and enter the church for the ceremony, accompanied by older matrons. Here they are presented to the bishop by the archpriest at the beginning of the ceremony.

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