Priest’s Hats I’m really pleased with my biretta, and wonder where I can get a nice black zuchetto and one of those wide brimmed, low crowned hats like Chesterton’s Fr Brown used to wear. Any ideas? PatheosDwight2008-03-09T20:32:00-04:00March 9th, 2008|Categories: Patheos|7 Comments Share This Story, Choose Your Platform! FacebookTwitterRedditLinkedInPinterestVkEmail Related Posts Exorcism and the Snakes of St Patrick March 17th, 2021 | 1 Comment The Chair of Peter: Furniture Matters… February 24th, 2021 Eliot’s Ash Wednesday February 17th, 2021 The Day I Met Mother Teresa September 5th, 2020 | 7 Comments Explaining Transubstantiation July 28th, 2020 | 0 Comments 7 Comments Pavegs March 10, 2008 at 12:22 amLog in to Reply You can get a fine saturno (the Fr. Brown hat) from Barbiconi in Rome. They have a website, http://www.barbiconi.com/inglese/catalogo.asp,For a Zuchetto Barbiconi is good as well as Euroclero and Tridentinum (all of which have websites, just Google them). Unfortunately to get a nice one Rome is pretty much the best place. House of Hansen in Chicago has them as well. Any hat you get in the US probably is imported anyways. I have purchased things albs from Barbiconi and Euroclero and both came quickly and the shipping wasn’t too bad. If you need to get anything else just order it all together to make the shipping worth it.Father, where is your biretta from? I am looking at getting one myself, and yours looks nice. Fr. Dwight Longenecker March 10, 2008 at 6:24 amLog in to Reply The biretta was bought for me by a seminarian in Rome Mephibosheth March 10, 2008 at 11:11 amLog in to Reply Father, if you do an eBay search for zuchetto, there’s one fellow who sells new ones there.Speaking of which, I know that fact because I considered getting a zuchetto when I was in Anglican priestly formation. But among priests (not prelates), I have only seen Anglo-Caths wear the black zuchetti, never a Catholic priest. Are you fathers at St Mary’s planning on a revival of same? AS March 10, 2008 at 4:38 pmLog in to Reply Remember though that the Biretta is the only liturgical hat proper to a parish priest. The zuchetto is not allowed in liturgy unless granted by a papal indult. Fr. Dwight Longenecker March 10, 2008 at 6:19 pmLog in to Reply I love this legalistic Catholic stuff! I’m told that I can’t wear a zuchetto liturgically if I am a parish priest. But aha, I’m not a parish priest. I’m a school chaplain. Does that mean I can wear one? Can I wear a zuchetto, but not liturgically? as March 11, 2008 at 7:16 amLog in to Reply I posted in the other blog post as well but I can also respond here.When i said “parish priest” I mean a priest who does not hold some other higher rank such as a canon or such that may be granted special permission from Rome to wear it. You can wear it any time essentially as long as it is not during Mass and not when the Blessed Sacrament is exposed. Other than that, have fun with your priestly accoutrement collection. 🙂 Anonymous March 12, 2008 at 5:21 pmLog in to Reply All clergy may wear a zuchetto but only prelates have the privilege during Mass. Leave A Comment Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.