While I was visiting the chapel where Archbishop Romero was murdered I happened to capture what may be the most unusual biretta spotting I have ever come across. This site is proud of the birettas it has spotted, but what about this??!!

St Teresa of Avila wearing a biretta. Unfortunately the photograph is from an upward angle, but I assure you I walked all around the image and sure enough, St Teresa, as a doctor of the Church, is shown wearing the academic sign of her doctorate: the biretta. How long before we see St Therese of the Child Jesus and St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross sporting one? I hope not too long.