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Good to see maniple on the arm of the Deacon. St Alphonsus in his beautiful treatise on the Duty and Dignity of a Priest writes : It is well known that the maniple is for the purpose of wiping away the tears that flowed from the eyes of the priest; for in former times priests wept continually during the celebration of Mass. i suppose the two men, partially vested on either side are Bishops too, … More