episcopal sandals

New Catholic Dictionary illustration of a 12th century episcopal sandalArticle

Slippers with leather sole and embroidered silk or velvet upper part, worn with the liturgical caligae (silk stockings knitted or cut out of fabric), by the pope, bishops, and certain prelates in pontifical solemn Mass. Sandals of simpler design are worn by members of certain religious orders, instead of shoes.

MLA Citation

  • “episcopal sandals”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 December 2010. Web. 16 January 2019. <http://catholicsaints.info/episcopal-sandals/>