Monday, 25 October 2010

The "Borromeon" style of chasuble

Readers of this blog will be familiar with the directions set down by S' Charles Borromeo in the late 16th century for the seemly dimensions of the chasuble.

The Saint Bede Studio has been commissioned by a young priest of the Archdiocese of New York USA to make a Solemn Mass set in the "Borromeon" style. The attached photograph shews the completed chasuble, made from a silk damask of silver and straw colour and ornamented with a silk damask of rose and old gold. The photograph does not nearly convey the beauty of these fabrics.  The chasuble is quite long and reaches almost to the wrist, as S' Charles directed. The typical Roman arrangement of ornament for the chasuble was used for this vestment.


Click on the picture for a larger view.