Thursday 26 January 2012

Archdiocese of Dublin

Some months ago, an English priest resident in the Archdiocese of Dublin  commissioned the Studio to make a set of vestments for use in his Parish, based on the familiar pictures of Saint Philip Neri.  The result  is shewn in the picture  at the left.  This chasuble is of ivory and straw ecclesiastical brocade and is ornamented with another brocade in burgundy and gold.  The effect is very rich.

The Saint Bede Studio developed its own interpretation of this 16th century style of chasuble, based upon extensive research, but adapted for modern use.  It is not an attempt to exactly reproduce 16th century exemplars.  This Saint Philip Neri chasuble has proved a particularly popular style with young priests.

Ad majorem Dei gloriam.

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Monday 16 January 2012

For the Season "Per Annum"

The Studio has been working on a commission for a Solemn Mass set in green for a Parish in the Archdiocese of Saint Paul-Minneapolis.  The adjacent photograph shews a dalmatic from this set.

The vestments are made from a Green English brocade, lined in red silk and ornamented with an orphrey braid in Red, burgundy and gold.  This braid, based on a design by AWN Pugin, has been especially produced for the Saint Bede Studio.

A future post which describe further parts of the set.

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Saturday 14 January 2012


Frequently, enquirers ask me for a catalogue of vestments produced by the Studio, but since our work is custom-made, a catalogue generally cannot be supplied.  Instead, I usually direct enquirers to look through the Blog to find photographs of vestments they might find appealing.

Realising, however, that this is time-consuming, I am tweeking this Blog by adding LABELS to most posts (retrospectively).  This has now been completed.

This will allow visitors readily to search for styles and colours of vestments that have been featured here, which I hope will be useful.