Saturday, 6 December 2014

Priestly Ordinations 2014 : 11 UPDATED

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.

We are pleased to include two photographs kindly sent to us by Father Boyle of his First Holy Mass celebrated on the Feast of the Blessed Virgin's Nativity.

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

Please click on the images for an enlarged view.


The Ordinand during the Litany of the Saints.

The Letterkenny Cathedral.