A sign that things are changing.
Younger priests are starting to open up dusty old cabinets, looking for treasures.
The Vestment Treasury of Niedermünster
The findings’ worth is in the millions of Euros, yet priceless: 500 pieces of liturgical vestments from four centuries!
By HELMUT WANNER, MZ
REGENSBURG. To the glory of God, generations of women from Stift Niedermünster embroidered the most precious chasubles of Lyonnaise silk with threads of silver and gold. After the liturgical reforms these precious garments fell into oblivion. They were stored away in cabinets and forgotten. Now the new pastor of the cathedral parish, Fr. Harald Scharf, called an aspiring art historian for an inventory. The findings from Niedermünster caused the raising of heads among the specialists. The German "silk papess" Barbara Beaucamp and art historians of the Germanisches Nationalmuseum in Nuremberg showed interest in these findings. Now an inventory is made of them together with exact descriptions. On high feasts the pastor may use them again at the altar. There are planned a little exposition and a publication.
There are still wonderful things out there, unused and hidden away.
I am sure many of you have stories about bringing out things both old and new.