Yesterday I mentioned the set of vestments we are having made for the Pontifical Masses. I received the following few photos before the fabric was cut and sent for sewing. The photos are not great, but they give a sense of the project.
You can see that the arms are embroidered directly into the fabric, rather than onto a patch. More on the patch, below.
With some of the trim. Apparently, the trim held back the project. They thought they had enough, but when they opened a package of it, it was mismarked. So, they had to look high and low to get enough while more is being made. We are getting lots of vestments, as it turns out, including several copes and an antependium.
Okay… I’ll get back to the vestments. Meanwhile, some morning shopping revealed baccala ready to be cut and taken home for Friday preparation. If it’s Friday, it’s baccala.
At lunch I was presented with a new cardinalatial wrist band.
An old building, just because.
Back to vestments. These are finished pieces from the pontifical set.
The humeral veil.
With a new pair of gloves.
Patches. Originally they had the arms embroidered onto these which was UNACCEPTABLE. Hence, another delay in the production of the project.
In any event, now we have these too.
You would be surprised at how many people think that I should wear shoes with buckles when I say Mass. Available here.
Lunch having been consumed, and business errands concluded, it was off to Ss. Trinità for Mass. The vestments were laid out in this manner.
I was recognized by someone as I was reading Mass, a long-time reader here and a former Swiss Guard in town for the Giuramento. We had an aperativo afterward and a good chat.
So far so good.
Not much of an appetite to go out. Hence…
Fave and peccorino and cold Frascati. Classic.
Pizza bianca, olives, anchovies, tomini.
Tomorrow will bring prosciutto, with cantaloupe melon, nearly oozing with juicy flavor.