Friday, 17 October 2014

For the Church in an Hour of Need

O Heavenly Lord

We beseech you continually to inspire the universal Church with the spirit of truth, unity, and concord: And grant, that all who confess your Name may agree in the truth of your Holy Word, and live in unity, and godly love.

We beseech you to give grace to Francis our Pope and to all bishops, priests and deacons, that they may, both by their life and doctrine, set forth your true and living Word and rightly and duly administer your holy Sacraments.

We beseech you to guide and prosper those who are labouring for the spread of your Gospel among the nations, and enlighten with your Spirit all places of education and learning; that the whole world may be filled with the knowledge of your truth.

Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Priestly Ordinations 2014 : 12

Father Palman during the Mass of Ordination
Image kindly supplied by Fr Palman
Each year, the Saint Bede Studio has the privilege of preparing sacred vestments for Ordinands. Happily, this year has been no exception : indeed the number of requests for such vestments has been more than double previous years.

This post concerns Father Jeremy Palman, of the Diocese of Auckland (New Zealand), who was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood by the Most Rev'd Patrick Dunn in the Cathedral of Saint Patrick, Auckland on 9th August.

Father Palman commissioned vestments made in the Saint Philip Neri form for his Ordination and First Holy Mass. The chasuble (shewn in adjacent photographs) was made from an ecclesiastical brocade in ivory and was ornamented with a damask in the colours of burgundy and gold, outlined with narrow braids, in the Roman style. The vestments were lined in straw-coloured cotton.

Please pray for Father Palman and for all newly-ordained priests.

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During the Anointing of Father Palman
Image kindly supplied by Fr Palman 

Father Palman offering his First Holy Mass
Image kindly supplied by Fr Palman

Attractive Gothic Revival interior of S' Patrick's Cathedral, Auckland NZ.






Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Vestments in Honour of the Blessed Virgin

Marian vestments
On Our Lady's Feast, we are pleased to present this vestment, recently made by the Saint Bede Studio for an American priest. This is our well-known Maria Regina chasuble.

The Maria Regina orphrey braid was first designed by the Studio in 2009 and - despite there being other braids of a Marian theme designed since then - its simplicity makes it a favourite amongst our customers.

This particular set of vestments was made from silk damask in a beautiful shade of ivory and lined in royal blue taffeta.

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Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Enquiries with the Studio

Each day, the Studio receives a significant number of e-mail enquiries about vestments and related matters. It is not possible for these messages to receive immediate attention.

In this age, we are accustomed to instantaneous responses to e-mails, tweets, Facebook posts etc. Perhaps unsurprisingly, this ethos is not entirely embraced by The Saint Bede Studio.

Every message received here is answered, but sometimes this can take 7 - 10 days; sometimes longer. Your kind patience is appreciated.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Priestly Ordinations 2014 : 11

Mediaeval vestments
Each year, the Saint Bede Studio has the privilege of preparing sacred vestments for Ordinands. Happily, this year has been no exception : indeed the number of requests for such vestments has been more than double previous years.

This post concerns Father Liam Boyle, of the Diocese of Raphoe (Country Donegal, Ireland), who was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood by the Most Rev'd Philip Boyce in the Cathedral of Saints Eunan and Columba, Letterkenny on 7th September.

Green chasuble of Pope Benedict.
Father Boyle commissioned vestments for his First Holy Mass. At Father Boyle's request, the design for the chasuble was based on an distinctive set of green vestments made for Pope Benedict (see adjacent photograph). Father Boyle's chasuble was made from a beautiful ecclesiastical brocade in ivory and gold and was ornamented simply with a braid in the colours of royal blue, crimson, gold and white. The vestments were lined in a royal blue coloured taffeta.



Please pray for Father Boyle and for all newly-ordained priests.

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The Ordinand during the Litany of the Saints.


The Letterkenny Cathedral.


Saturday, 27 September 2014

Priestly Ordinations 2014 : 10

Dalmatic
Each year, the Saint Bede Studio has the privilege of preparing sacred vestments for Ordinands. Happily, this year has been no exception : indeed the number of requests for such vestments has been more than double previous years.

This post concerns Father Carlos Velasquez, of the Diocese of Brooklyn (New York, USA), who was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood by the Most Rev'd Nicholas DiMarzio in the Co-Cathedral of Saint Joseph, Brooklyn on 28th June.

Father Velasquez commissioned vestments made in the Borromeon form for his First Holy Mass. The chasuble was made from a beautiful silk damask in crimson red and was ornamented with a damask in the colours of burgundy and gold, outlined with narrow braids, in the Roman style. The chasuble was identical with another made at the same time by the Studio.

Two matching dalmatics were also made (shewn in the above photograph). The vestments were lined in a bronze-coloured taffeta.

Please pray for Father Velasquez and for all newly-ordained priests.

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Enquiries: stbede62@gmail.com



Father Velasquez shewn incensing the altar during the celebration
of his First Holy Mass in S' Joseph's Brooklyn.
Image kindly supplied by Father Frank Lona.


During the First Holy Mass of Father Velasquez
Image kindly supplied by Father Velasquez. 


Presbyterium of the Co-Cathedral of Saint Joseph, Brooklyn NY.


During the Ordination Mass of Father Velasquez.





Thursday, 18 September 2014

Priestly Ordinations 2014 : 9

Each year, the Saint Bede Studio has the privilege of preparing sacred vestments for Ordinands. Happily, this year has been no exception : indeed the number of requests for such vestments has been more than double previous years.

This post concerns Father Christopher Barkhausen, of the Diocese of Paterson (New Jersey, USA), who was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood by the Most Rev'd Arthur Serratelli in the Church of Saint Philip the Apostle, Clifton (USA) on 24th May.

Father Barkhausen commissioned vestments made in the Borromeon form for his First Holy Mass. The chasuble (shewn in adjacent photographs) was made from a beautiful silk damask in muted gold and was ornamented with a damask in the colours of burgundy and gold, outlined with narrow braids, in the Roman style. The vestments were lined in burgundy taffeta.

Please pray for Father Barkhausen and for all newly-ordained priests.

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Enquiries: stbede62@gmail.com

Father Barkhausen offering his First Holy Mass
Image kindly supplied by Father Barkhausen.