Monday, 9 June 2014

Priestly Ordinations 2014 : 1

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 Roberto McCarthy, of the Archdiocese of Hartford (USA), who was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood in the Cathedral of the Saint Joseph on 17th May.

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

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

Please click on the images for an enlarged view.


The Archbishop of Hartford during the Priestly Ordination.

Magnificent interior of the Hartford Cathedral, completed 1962.

This image captures the extraordinary liturgical art
of the chancel of the Hartford Cathedral
including the striking civory over the High altar.