Thursday, 7 July 2016

Priestly Ordinations 2016 : 2

Figure 1. 
Each year, the Saint Bede Studio has the privilege of preparing sacred vestments for priestly Ordinands. Happily, this year has been no exception.

In this post, we are pleased to draw attention to the ordination of Father David Ducote of the Archdiocese of New Orleans, USA.  Father Ducote was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood in the Cathedral of Saint Louis on 4th June by the Most Rev'd Gregory Aymond, together with five other candidates.

Father Ducote commissioned two vestments from the Studio for the celebration of his First Holy Mass.

A chasuble in the Saint Philip Neri style was made from a muted-gold shade of damask. The chasuble was ornamented in the Roman style, with a TAU formed from a brocade in colours of burgundy and gold and trimmed with a galloon in burgundy and gold. The galloon is of the Saint Bede Studio's exclusive suite of braids and galloons.

Figure 2.  Father Ducote during the Offertory at his First
Holy Mass.  The photograph shews both the chasuble
and cope made by the Studio.

Image courtesy of Father Ducote. 

Complementing the chasuble was a cope and humeral veil (see Figure 1).  All the vestments were lined in a subdued shade of orange taffeta.

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

Figure 3. The Archbishop of New Orleans praying the
Prayer of Consecration over the Ordinands
in Saint Louis' Cathedral.

Figure 4. Cathedral of Saint Louis
New Orleans, USA.
Adjacent is an old engraving shewing the facade of the Cathedral of Saint Louis, New Orleans, which was commenced in 1794 but largely reconstructed in 1850.  It has the distinction of being the earliest Cathedral in what is now the United States.

Please click on the images for an enlarged view.