Wednesday 30 August 2023


Mirabile dictu ... Something strange happened overnight (Australian time) at this blog of the Saint Bede Studio.  Almost 9000 visits :O  Welcome new visitors.  

NEW VISITORS  Take an opportunity to look around the Studio blog and see our range of fine vestments.  We are a small business of Catholics here in Australia making vestments for the Catholic Church all around the world. 

You will also find many interesting articles and commentaries on the Sacred Liturgy on this blog.

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Thank you for visiting us and visit again soon.

Michael Sternbeck

Proprietor of the Saint Bede Studio

Wednesday 30th August at 845am

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2024 is closer than we would wish, so if you are interested in commissioning vestments with the Saint Bede Studio for your Ordination next year, NOW is the time to contact us to begin discussions.

Every year - regretfully - we have to refuse work from ordinands because they have left enquiries too late for us to fit into our over-crowded schedule.

Contact us now to avoid disappointment.  

Please show this notice to ordinands who may be thinking of vestments.

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Saturday 26 August 2023

Vestments for Funeral Masses

One of our customers kindly provided us with some photographs of a set of vestments made for his use by the Saint Bede Studio

Black vestments

The photograph was taken at the beginning of a Mass and candle-light procession for the Faithful Departed held on All Souls' night 2021 at the Catholic Chapel of the University of Maryland.

Our customer obtained from the Studio a set of vestments in the Gothic Revival style.  In this instance, instead of being ornamented in the usual silver or gold braids, this set of vestments was lined in crimson red and ornamented with a braid in colours of blue, red and gold.  The effect is most beautiful.

Read more about this set of vestments here.

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Tuesday 8 August 2023

Vestments for the Season "Per Annum" : 7

Green vestments
In this Season  Per Annum  the Saint Bede Studio is pleased to present another set of green vestments, recently completed for a returning customer from the United States.

This set is in the style we call Saint Martin.  This style is the Saint Bede Studio's own contemporary interpretation of the ancient form of Roman chasuble.  It is extremely ample but, being carefully shaped, does not fall like a blanket on the wearer (as so many contemporary vestments do).  Rather it falls into the folds of the arms and gathers gracefully. 

The Saint Bede Studio

This set is constructed from handmade dupion silk in a rich shade of green, and it is lined in a lovely shade of blue taffeta.  The ornament in the traditional Saint Andrew's Cross is formed from a reproduction of a mediaeval braid, in colours of crimson, straw-gold and white upon a blue background.  This is one of the Studio's unique braids called Saint Raymund.

The Saint Bede Studio

At the Saint Bede Studio, we strive to avoid the idea that the designation Ordinary Time is a reason to make green vestments which are non-descript, or lacking in inspiration.  Although not elaborate, this is a beautiful and distinctive set of vestments. 

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Green vestments

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