Today I delivered the last of the fabric – Shantung – to Gammarelli for the travel vestments.
The combinations will be:
White (gold trim) & Red (silver)
Black (silver) & Green (silver)
Violet (silver) & Rose (silver)
White (gold) & Blue (silver)
There will be enough fabric for miniature reversible Roman antependiums!
I remind readers that, if there are donors for vestments, I will make sure your name is either embroidered on the vestment somewhere, or at least on the small “envelope” that I will make for each one. You will be remembered in prayer. One of you has already sent a donation, which allowed me to get the fabric and get this started, and another has said that a donation is on the way by snail mail.
A reversible travel vestment, in two colors, with all the parts from Gammarelli will be about €600 (c. $715).
So, the project is now officially underway!
While out and about, I saw that the Italian Military Ordinariate now has a little church near to where I was in seminary, a chapel dedicated to the Holy Shroud that was a national chapel for the Piemontesi in Rome
Just for fun.
An inscription inside S. Maria sopra Minerva, in case one of you would like to test your Latin powers.
In the Church of St. Agnes in the Piazza Navona, you find a chapel with the baptismal font in which St. Francis of Rome (a favorite) was baptized.
St. Agnes met her end in a dramatic way. Accounts vary, but you would probably not want to endure it.
I loathe the dopey little Roman palls, just a little bit of starched linen.
I much prefer the sturdier pall.
Today on the feast of Mary, Our Lady of Sorrows.