Friday, 23 January 2015

For the Season "Per Annum" 2015

The vestments shewn in the adjacent photograph were prepared for a newly-ordained priest in the Diocese of Rottenburg-Stuttgart, Germany.

This chasuble, in the Saint Bede Studio's Saint Austin design, is made from an English ecclesiastical brocade and is lined in taffeta. The vestments are ornamented with an orphrey braid of the Studio's own design in colours of green and gold upon red. The braid is directly based on a design by AWN Pugin.

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Saturday, 17 January 2015

Borromeon Vestments

Before the close of the year, the Saint Bede Studio completed a set of vestments made in the Borromeon form for a newly-ordained priest in the USA. The chasuble (shewn adjacent) was made from a beautiful silk damask in crimson red and was ornamented with a damask in the colours of burgundy, red and gold, outlined with rich galloon, in the Roman style. The vestments were lined in bronze-coloured taffeta.

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Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Vestments in the "Saint Philip Neri" style

Recently, the Saint Bede Studio completed the vestments shewn in the adjacent photograph for a religious house. These vestments are in the Saint Philip Neri style.

A simple and lightweight ivory brocade was used, ornamented with braid in red and gold, forming the Roman TAU ornament on the front of the chasuble and a simple column on the back. The vestments were lined in gold taffeta.

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Thursday, 1 January 2015

Solemnity of Mary, the Mother of God

To all readers of this Blog and friends of the Saint Bede Studio, a New Year's Greeting on this Feast of the Blessed Virgin.

For today's post, we are pleased to describe this Marian chasuble made for a priest of the Archdiocese of Sydney and called Ave Maris Stella. The decorative focus of this vestment is an orphrey braid which is based on the work of AWN Pugin.

This braid is produced in two shades of blue (lighter and darker) with figured ornament in gold. This braid was designed by the Studio and is only available through it. The braid can be used on fabrics either brighter white in colour, or ivory and can also be used to decorate dalmatics and copes.

These vestments were made from an ecclesiastical damask in the shade of ivory and lined in a vibrant blue dupion taffeta.

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Monday, 29 December 2014

Priestly Ordinations 2014 : 15

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 Paul Buchanan, of the Diocese of Charlotte (North Carolina) USA, who was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood by the Most Rev'd Peter Jugis in the church of Saint Mark, Huntersville on 28th June.

Father Buchanan commissioned red vestments for the celebration of his First Holy Mass on 29th June. The chasuble was a modification of the chasuble of S' Thomas Becket (preserved at Sens Cathedral), without attempting to be an exact replica of it. Posts describing Saint Thomas' chasuble can be viewed here and here.

The vestments are made from an English silk damask, which is fully lined in blue taffeta. A narrow braid, designed by the Studio in an early mediaeval style, was used to ornament the vestments in the distinctive manner.

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

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Father Buchanan pictured after his First Holy Mass.

Father Buchanan (at right) concelebrating with the Bishop at the
Ordination Mass.

Father Buchanan giving his Priestly Blessing to his Bishop.
Note that the vestments being worn in these two photographs
were not made by the Saint Bede Studio.

Thursday, 25 December 2014

Christmas Greetings

To all friends, customers and readers of this Blog, sincere wishes for a Blessed Christmas.

Every valley shall be exalted, and every mountain and hill be made low; the crooked shall be made straight and the rough places plain; and the Glory of the Lord shall be revealed and all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken it.
Isaiah 40:4-5.

Michael Sternbeck
The Saint Bede Studio.

Saturday, 20 December 2014

Penitential Vestments

The Studio has recently completed this chasuble in the Borromeon form for a young priest from California.

It is made from an ecclesiastical brocade from USA in a deep shade of violet. To ornament this chasuble, our customer asked for some of the Studio's braids in colours of red and gold, made up into the TAU. The vestments were lined in a burgundy shade of cotton.

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