Here is a VESTMENT PROJECT UPDATE. There is news about two projects, as a matter of fact.
First, there is progress on the reversible, Shantung silk travel vestments.
I have received a couple donations for these vestments. I’ll embroider the names of the donors on the eventual pouches to be made for each set. You will be remembered in prayer that way.
A reversible travel vestment, in two colors, with all the parts from Gammarelli will be, according to the estimate I received, about €600 (c. $715). Not bad at all.
The fabric is being cut.
The trim is being measured.
Here is something fun. I got just a little extra fabric so that I could have miniature antependiums made for my travel altar to match the travel vestments. A Roman altar has a grand antependium of the color of the Mass. For example, the other day in Rome we saw this:
So, I will have little reversible antependiums for my altar. Here is the preparation.
That one will be black and, reversed, green, also with silver trim.
And if you don’t recall the altar, here it is set up when I first received it.
I know. Better than a lot of parishes, right? The ULTIMATE priest gift. HERE
There is also progress on another project.
Quite some time ago, we of the TMSM had a set of red vestments made for Pontifical Masses. This is how they have been employed. For example, we had once a Mass for the intention of persecuted Christians on the Feast of the Most Precious Blood. The other day, the bishop celebrated the Feast of the Exaltation of the Cross.
We are having more red chasubles made to match the set so that we can use them for priestly ordinations next June 29! The fabric is being cut. In addition, we have also having several more white chasubles made with the diocesan coat-of-arms, again for ordinations in a couple years from now. The dollar is strong these days. Who knows where it will be if things keep going in the world the way they are?
Yes, I know… they need to take better photos. It’s still good to see.
Ready to go to the workers.
So, that it a bit of an update.
Again, I have donations for two of the four sets (THANKS! M&JS and JS). The combinations will be:
White (gold trim) & Red (silver)
Black (silver) & Green (silver)
Violet (silver) & Rose (silver)
White (gold) & Blue (silver)
I suppose the donors should be able to choose which one to support, no?