Wednesday 28 September 2011

Saint Philip Neri vestments

A priest from the Archdiocese of New York commissioned the Saint Bede Studio for a set of vestments according to the style now referred to as Saint Philip Neri.  In this instance, the vestments were made from an English ecclesiastical brocade and lined in gold-coloured dupion silk.  The ornament, according to the traditional style of Rome, was formed simply from braids running in parallel lines.

Father James Ferreira is shewn in the adjacent photograph, wearing the vestments.


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Thursday 22 September 2011

Jubilee Vestments

The Saint Bede Studio was commissioned to prepare a set of red vestments to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Ordination of a Sydney priest, Father Patrick Sharpe MSC.

A Renaissance-style Italian silk damask of cherry red and old gold was chosen for the design, which was ornamented with a pallium-style orphrey in red-silk. Appliques were added to the orphrey to provide highlights. The lining used for Father Sharpe's vestments was red silk taffeta.


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Saturday 17 September 2011

Puginesque vestments

Pictured is the Saint Giles chasuble, a familar style to readers of this Blog. It is a simplified version of a design by A.W.N. Pugin.  A green brocade (Emerald green on a very dark base colour) is ornamented with a Puginesque braids in red and gold and lined in scarlet-red. The braids were produced exclusively for the Saint Bede Studio.

This chasuble was commissioned as a gift to a priest resident in the Archdiocese of Sydney.


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Saturday 3 September 2011

Priestly Ordinations 2011 - part 5

Ordination Mass of Father Damian McCaughan

Continuing our series of Ordination vestments, is a set prepared for a young man who was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood in St Malachy’s Church, Coleraine (Northern Ireland) on 3rd July by the Bishop of Down and Connor.

Father Damian McCaughan had undertaken priestly studies at the Pontifical Irish College, Rome.  Read a little more about Father McCaughan here.  Please pray for Father McCaughan and all newly-ordained priests. 

Ordination Mass of Father McCaughan

The ordinand asked for a chasuble in the Borromeon style.  A Renaissance-style silk damask in silver and gold was chosen for the vestments, ornamented with a silk damask of burgundy and gold, outlined with a narrow galloon. The ornamentation is in the traditional Roman style of the TAU. The chasuble was fully lined in cherry-red cotton.

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