Saturday 28 June 2014

Priestly Ordinations 2014 : 3

Saint Bede Studio
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 Samuel Fontana, of the Diocese of Lafayette (Louisiana, USA), who was ordained to the Sacred Priesthood in the Cathedral of the Saint John the Evangelist on 21st June.

Father Fontana commissioned vestments made in the Studio's Saint Martin style for his First Holy Mass. This ample chasuble (shewn adjacent) was made from a beautiful damask in colours of ivory and straw and was ornamented with braids in the colours of burgundy, red and platinum. These braids are unique to the collection of the Saint Bede Studio and are based on the designs of AWN Pugin. The vestments were lined in wine-red taffeta.

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

Please click on the images for an enlarged view.


The Rev'd Samuel Fontana (centre) during his Priestly Ordination.

Interior of the Cathedral of S' John the Evangelist, Lafayette USA.

Saint Bede Studio
Father Fontana's chasuble in the "Saint Martin" style.

Father Fontana pictured after his first Holy Mass
kindly supplied to us by Father Fontana.