• Latin: amictus, garment


Short linen vestment, square or oblong in shape, worn beneath the alb to cover the shoulders of the priest while celebrating Mass. When putting it on he touches the head with it, saying: “Put on my head, O Lord, the helmet of salvation, in order to repel the assaults of the devil.”

MLA Citation

  • “amice”. New Catholic Dictionary. CatholicSaints.Info. 22 October 2010. Web. 26 October 2021. <>