Saturday, 1 August 2015

2016 Ordinands

This is a most important notice for those considering commissions vestments from the Studio for Priestly Ordination in 2016. A very limited number of places are available which will be given on a "first come, first served" basis.

If you are considering vestments, or know someone who is, now is the time to approach us, even if dates and details of designs are worked out down the track.

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Sunday, 26 July 2015

Priestly Ordinations 2015 : 7

Saint Philip Neri
Each year, the Saint Bede Studio has the privilege of preparing sacred vestments for priestly Ordinands. Happily, this year has been no exception.

This post concerns Father William Slattery of the Diocese of Fargo (USA), who was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood in the Cathedral Church of Saint Mary, Fargo (North Dakota) on 27th June along with another candidate. Father Slattery had been a student of the Pontifical North American College.

Father Slattery commissioned vestments from the Studio in the Saint Philip Neri style. The vestments (shewn adjacent), were sewn from a shade of ivory silk damask and were ornamented with a simple orphrey in colours of ivory and gold, arranged in the Roman style.  The vestments were lined in a muted shade of yellow taffeta.

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

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The Bishop of Fargo at the laying-on of hands
during the Ordination Mass of
Father William Slattery.
Image : Tyson Kuznia/Legacy Photography


Tuesday, 21 July 2015

Enquiries with the Studio

Recently, a very large number of enquiries has been received by the Studio. Every enquiry will be answered, but the patience of all those who have contacted us is sought.

Sunday, 19 July 2015

New Designs

Borromeon
The Saint Bede Studio continually strives to prepare new designs to offer its customers, inspired by Tradition, but not a slave to it. We receive many enquiries for vestments in the Borromeon style, but in some instances we attempt to create something which is as much contemporary as traditional.

The ornamentation of the vestment featured in this post is an example. A new braid, designed by the Studio and made exclusively for our customers, was used to ornament this chasuble of silk damask, lined in a pale yellow taffeta. This braid is named Saint Columba. Geometry is used to create diamond shapes, linked together with simple knotwork. This braid was inspired by Celtic and Cosmati ornamental schemes. This version of the braid is red, with ornament in burgundy and gold.

The vestment described in this post was commissioned together with a number of other vestments for a Latin Mass Community in Brazil.

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Thursday, 16 July 2015

Further Borromeon Vestments

Borromeon chasuble
The Saint Bede Studio recently completed a set of red vestments for a young American priest. These vestments are in the Borromeon form and are made from silk damask. The chasuble is ornamented in a damask of burgundy and gold, outlined with narrow galloons in the Roman style. It is lined in a flame-coloured taffeta.

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Thursday, 9 July 2015

Priestly Ordinations 2015 : 6

Each year, the Saint Bede Studio has the privilege of preparing sacred vestments for priestly Ordinands. Happily, this year has been no exception.

This post concerns Father Matthew Kiehl of the Diocese of Richmond (USA), who was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood in the Cathedral Church of the Sacred Heart, Richmond (Virginia) on 6th June along with two other candidates.

Father Kiehl commissioned vestments from the Studio in a stylised Gothic form. The vestments (shewn adjacent), were sewn from a silk damask in a muted shade of gold and were ornamented with an orphrey in red and gold : a unique design of the Saint Bede Studio.  The vestments were lined in red taffeta.

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

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Father Kiehl, centre, with other ordinands
after their Vesting during the Rite of Ordination.
Image : http://literatureangels.blogspot.com.au/

Saturday, 4 July 2015

Priestly Ordinations 2015 : 5

Pugin vestments
One of the two dalmatics.
Each year, the Saint Bede Studio has the privilege of preparing sacred vestments for priestly Ordinands. Happily, this year has been no exception.

This post concerns Father Richard Miserendino of the Diocese of Arlington (USA), who was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood in the Cathedral Church of Saint Thomas More, Arlington (Virginia) on 6th June along with six other candidates.

Father Miserendino commissioned vestments from the Studio in the Saint Austin style, with matching dalmatics. The vestments (shewn adjacent), were sewn from an ivory-coloured ecclesiastical brocade and were ornamented with an orphrey in red, gold, blue and white : a unique design of the Saint Bede Studio, based on early mediaeval ornament. The vestments were lined in straw-gold taffeta.

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

Pugin
Chasuble of Father Miserendino.

Father Miserendino offering his First Holy Mass.
Image supplied by Father Miserendino.

Father Miserendino making his Promise of Obedience to his
Bishop, Monsignor Paul Loverde DD.
Image: Picasaweb/arlingtonvocations.


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Monday, 29 June 2015

Priestly Ordinations 2015 : 4

Each year, the Saint Bede Studio has the privilege of preparing sacred vestments for priestly Ordinands. Happily, this year has been no exception.

This post concerns Father John-Paul Mount of the Archdiocese of Melbourne (Australia), who was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood in the Cathedral Church of Saint Patrick, Melbourne on 27th June along with two other candidates.

Father Mount commissioned vestments from the Studio in the Saint Giles style, but wished particular Marian overtones. The chasuble (shewn adjacent) unique in its design, was sewn from an Italian lampas in silver, straw and taupe and was ornamented with an orphrey in blue with medallions in applique-work. A galloon based on the work of AWN Pugin outlined this orphrey. The vestments were lined in a blue silk taffeta of a shade common in the mediaeval period.

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

This post will be updated with further photographs of Father Mount's Ordination.

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Sunday, 28 June 2015

Archdiocese of Melbourne Ordinations

Father John-Paul Mount (left) and Father Francis Denton
after their Ordinations in Saint Patrick's Cathedral Melbourne.
With them is a fellow-ordinand Father Charles Balnaves
wearing a chasuble not made by the Saint Bede Studio.
Image: Casamento Photography/Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne
The Saint Bede Studio took special delight in Ordinations held yesterday, 27th June, in Saint Patrick's Cathedral Melbourne. Two of our esteemed customers were ordained priests yesterday, vested in chasubles made by the Studio.

The Rev'd John-Paul Mount and the Rev'd Francis Denton were ordained by the Archbishop of Melbourne, the Most Rev'd Denis Hart. An account of the Ordinations may be read here.

A description of each of the vestments will be given in separate posts.

Please pray for Fathers Mount and Denton and all newly-ordained priests.

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Priestly Ordinations 2015 : 3

Each year, the Saint Bede Studio has the privilege of preparing sacred vestments for priestly Ordinands. Happily, this year has been no exception.

This post concerns Father Thomas McKenzie of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis (USA), who was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood in the Cathedral Church of Saint Paul, Minnesota on 30th May along with seven other candidates.

Father McKenzie commissioned vestments from the Studio in the Saint Giles style. The chasuble (shewn adjacent), was sewn from an ivory and straw-coloured ecclesiastical brocade and was ornamented with an orphrey in green, gold and red : a unique design of the Saint Bede Studio, based on the work of AWN Pugin. The vestments were lined in straw-gold taffeta.

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


Father McKenzie during the celebration of his First Holy Mass
in the Cathedral of Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Image: dammelphoto.com


Father McKenzie during the celebration of his First Holy Mass
in the Cathedral of Saint Paul, Minnesota.
Image: dammelphoto.com


Magnificent apse of the Cathedral of Saint Paul Minnesota.
Note the splendid civory or baldacchino surmounting the altar.



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