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Gaudete and Laetare Sundays, assigned to the third Sunday of Advent and the fourth of Lent.
A cardinal's mozzetta is generally red; the colour is pink on Gaudete and Laetare Sundays, and violet in penitential seasons and for mourning.
Further, according to Fortescue, if there were no Rose coloured vestments to use on Gaudete and Laetare Sundays, violet vestments were used on those Sundays instead, including the violet dalmatic and tunicle (p. 245) -- which would be in keeping with the lightened penitential character of those Sundays.