From a seminarian:
As a seminarian who will be ordained to the transitional diaconate here shortly, I was wondering if you or your readers could point me to a place to acquire reasonable, well made, appropriate appearing Deacon stoles. Most of the parishes in my diocese where I could be sent for assignment lack these, and I would like to buy a set of my own which I could then allow another deacon to use or give to another seminarian who would be a transitional deacon later.
First, I would consider getting priestly preaching stoles which you could with a pair of connected clips use to the ends at your side. If you are going to be a transitional deacon, why load up with lots of diaconal things?
That said, readers?