Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Purple Saint Martin Vestments

The Saint Bede Studio recently completed a set of vestments for a newly-ordained priest of the Archdiocese of Edmonton, Canada.

These were vestments in the Saint Martin style: very ample.  The vestments were made from a purple ecclesiastical brocade and simply ornamented with a narrow braid in colours of Royal Blue, red, gold and white. This is is a new braid designed by and made for the Studio.

Our young priest wrote this appreciation of the vestments:

The vestment is just what I was looking for: simple, to respect the penitential character of Advent and Lent, but at the same time, with the beautiful braid in the centre, a hint of the Hope that is to come at the end of the penitential season.  

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