It has been a long time coming, but the day has arrived. Today we received the new Pontifical Mass vestments from Rome.
Gammarelli always packages things perfectly, with layers of poly/plastic to protect the contents.
The shipment had been help up for a while, which made me a little nervous, but it got here on the scheduled date.
The first box I opened had lots of the bits and pieces for the set, all the maniples and so forth. Since I had ordered a couple of additional chasubles (a Roman in addition to the Neri) and since there are two more chasubles coming (with coats-of-arms) they sent all the small pieces: stoles, veils, burses, etc.
You can see the difference in the sizes of the burse for the Neri cut and the Roman cut.
Behold, the Neri cut chasuble. And this is not the “plus-size” we ordered. That will come later with a coat of arms embroidered on it.
A different angle of light.
There is an amazing stack of maniples, enough to freeze the hearts of libs everywhere.
I decided to leave most of the set in the boxes though I really wanted to pull everything out! Easier to transport. We have a meter of fabric and lining and trim and now we have to make our tabernacle veils. We have to prep the antependium for use.
Her name will go into these vestments and everyone who wears them will be prompted to pray for her.
We will first use parts of the set for Holy Thursday and then on Easter. They will be magnificent.
The next project begins in earnest in May.
I wonder if we will have a big donor for that set.
Brick by brick. Maniple by maniple.