Angelic details

Today, as last year, in the chapel of the Sabine Farm, Holy Mass was celebrated with the 1962 Missale Romanum.  The vestments were appropriately angelic and festive. After all, the chapel was filled also with angels.

Here is a little detail woven into the fabric of the chasuble:

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  1. L'Abbe Paul McDonald, curé says:

    Reverend and dear Father:

    This beautiful embroidery makes me think of two questions. You mentioned earlier that you have a chasuble or chasubles with your coat of arms thereon.

    1) Could you a post a picture or two of said vestments ?

    2) Who still does liturgical embroidery as seen on the vestment in this post ? I dearly hope that the art has not been lost during these forty years in the wilderness…

  2. The detail is almost identical to the gold Paris Exhibition 1901 cope at Portsmouth’s Catholic cathedral. Entirely gold thread, the hood shows the Coronation of our Lady by the Holy Trinity, while the other Glorious Mysteries are shown in the ‘cape’ section.

    It is stunning!

  3. B. says:

    L’Abbe Paul McDonald:
    The Benedictines of Mary have a blog where they show how they learn different vestment making techniques (including embroidery) from a community of sisters that doesn’t have any younger sisters.

  4. David says:

    Fr Z.

    I think it would be nice to see some more blog articles on your tastes and impressions of various styles of vestments with some high quality pictures that you are known for taking. Perhaps on your travels (Rome, England,etc..) you could take some nice pictures put them up on your blog and educate us with some historical background. I think articles of this type might help to generate some momentum in the church towards more beautiful vestments.

    L’Abbe Paul McDonald:

    The newest issue of The Latin Mass magazine mentioned a new website based in Italy that is making new vestments for the Traditional Latin Mass called Tridentinum. They might be able to help you.

  5. michigancatholic says:

    That’s beautiful.

  6. fr. Anthony Patalano, O.P. says:

    I am blessed to have an outstanding vestment maker in Portland, Oregon.
    If I’m correct, that fabric/pattern is still available.

    God bless,

    fr. Anthony Patalano, O.P.

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