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  • n. Plural form of mitre.


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  • The bishop of a diocese has no testamentary control over those objects which belong to his office and which by law descend to his successor, such as mitres, vestments intended to be worn during Mass, etc.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 2: Assizes-Browne

  • This includes altar frontals, mitres, ombrellini, chasubles, copes, and a gold embroidered alb of Pius IX.

    Roman Exhibition Showcases Significant and Historical Vestments

  • The concelebrating prelates wore very dignified matching chasubles and mitres (although the latter ones are technically incorrect, since they should wear the mitra simplex):

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  • Garter stitch is very demanding, and I think there were also faults in my alignment of the mitres.

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  • At the time of the restoration of the Scottish Hierarchy in 1878 the Marquis of Bute presented new mitres to the bishops of each of the six [sic] new dioceses - Galloway, Edinburgh, Dunkeld, Glasgow and Argyll.

    The Third Marquess of Bute: Catholic Convert and Patron

  • It would be rather interesting to see photos of the other mitres as well if they are still extant, not only for reason of their beauty and craftsmanship, but also for reason of their tie to modern Catholic history.

    The Third Marquess of Bute: Catholic Convert and Patron

  • Others pointed out that other bishops from the US, including her male predecessor, have been allowed to wear their mitres.


  • The blocks aren't hard to make, but they are a little more time consuming than some blocks because of the mitres - they can't be chain pieced in the normal way.

    Journal Quilt Week 12 & more

  • The abbey was filled with bishops in their peaked mitres, gold-robed monks and abbots, witnesses and royal invitees in their most extravagant gowns and jackets, jewelry and capes.

    The Tudors: King Takes Queen

  • It is easy to see that the front wall of windows cants outward from the ground up, but less obvious is that both side windowwalls are likewise canted, making for complex mitres at the corners.

    Question: Info on Architect Herb Fritz?


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