Saturday 13 July 2024

Festal vestments : our unique braids


Gothic Revival Vestments


The vestments in this post were made from a brocade in a muted shade of gold and fully-lined in Royal Blue taffeta.  The Saint Bede Studio has made similar vestments on many occasions now and the combination of colours has been found very attractive by our customers.

The vestments are ornamented with one of the Studio's unique braids, being a replica of a design by AWN Pugin; it is called Saint Chad.  Notice how this braid is arranged : the greatest care is taken with all our vestments to ensure that braids are precisely and harmoniously aligned, not cutting away design elements.  

In the attached images, you can see how the braid features red medallions which enclose a Cross, alternating with the first three letter of the Holy Name in a heraldic script : IHS.  The colours are vibrant and typically mediaeval.


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Wednesday 10 July 2024

The Season Per Annum : 8 : our unique braids

Green vestments

The vestments in this post were made from an ecclesiastical brocade in a deep shade of green - green upon black - and fully-lined in a brighter green taffeta.  The Saint Bede Studio has made such vestments on several occasions now and also matching dalmatics.  The combination of colours has been found very attractive by our customers.

The vestments are ornamented with one of the Studio's unique braids, called ChiRho.  Notice how this braid is arranged : the greatest care is taken with all our vestments to ensure that braids are precisely and harmoniously aligned, not cutting away design elements.  

In this post, a section of both a chasuble and dalmatic is shewn.

Green vestments


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Saturday 6 July 2024

The Season Per Annum : 7 : our unique braids


Green vestments

The vestments in this post were made from an ecclesiastical brocade in a muted shade of green and fully-lined in crimson-red taffeta.  The Saint Bede Studio has made such vestments on many occasions now and also matching dalmatics.  The combination of colours has been found very attractive by our customers.

The vestments are ornamented with one of the Studio's unique braids, being a replica of a design by AWN Pugin; it is called Saint Chad.  Notice how this braid is arranged : the greatest care is taken with all our vestments to ensure that braids are precisely and harmoniously aligned, not cutting away design elements.  

In the attached image, you can see how carefully the green medallions of this braid are arranged.  

In this instance, the chasuble is worn with an apparel in the mediaeval style, using the same orphrey braid and forming a collar attached to the amice, not to the chasuble.


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Thursday 4 July 2024

Saint Martin vestments

 

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This post features a set of vestments in the Studio's nod to contemporary styles.  This style we call Saint Martin.  It is both long and wide and is especially designed to fold up beautifully when the arms of the celebrant are elevated (as is shewn in the adjacent image).

Tasteful contemporary vestments are made by certain studios in Italy, France and Germany, but we also make them here in Australia at the Saint Bede Studio.  This set has a simple dignity and is made from high quality fabrics.

An ivory shade of dupion silk is lined with lemon-coloured taffeta and is ornamented with one of the Studio's unique braids (called Saint Raymund) in colours of red, white and straw-gold upon royal blue.  The ornament is very simple : a TAU in the front and a column at the back.  

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Tuesday 2 July 2024

Purple Vestments in the Gothic style



Purple vestments


This is the rear view of a set of vestments made from Roman purple dupion silk and ornamented simply with our Studio's Saint Columba braid in colours of burgundy, gold and white upon a red ground.  This braid is distinctive amongst the Studio's suite of unique braids because its ornament is inspired by ancient knot-work of the British Isles. 

The chasuble is in the Studio's Saint Giles style, which is ample and folds beautifully.


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Monday 1 July 2024

On the Feast of the Most Precious Blood


Red vestments

On this beautiful Feast, the Saint Bede Studio is pleased to present this image of a set of red vestments, the colour used for the Apostles, Martyrs and the Passion.  The image shews the lower edge of the chasuble, including its lining, and the adjacent stole ornamented with a brush fringe.

The set was made from dupion silk in a subdued shade of red.  It is not the fiery  red used for the Feasts of the Holy Spirit, but closer to colour of blood.  The vestments were ornamented in the Roman style, with a TAU at the front and a column at the back, formed from a damask in colours of red and straw gold and an outlining galloonThe lining was made of bronze-coloured taffeta.

The chasuble is in the Studio's Saint Philip Neri style, which is the product of years of research into historical vestments and refinement of dimensions for comfortable use.  The Studio revived this more ample 16th century style of the Roman chasuble in 2007 and since then we have made many of them.  Beware of poorly-designed imitations!

The work of the Saint Bede Studio is distinctive for its artistic qualities and the pains taken with every detail, such as the alignment of ornaments.  Even a restrained set of vestments like this is striking for its combination of colours and fine workmanship.


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Saturday 29 June 2024

On the Solemnity of Ss Peter and Paul

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On this solemn Day, in which we commemorate the holy Apostles Peter and Paul, we pray for the unity of the Church and that the bishop who presently sits in the Chair of Peter will be known for his sound Catholic teaching and the even-handedness of mercy to all his poor flock throughout the world.

The Saint Bede Studio is pleased to present this image of a set of red vestments, the colour used for the Apostles and Martyrs.  

The set was made from dupion silk in a subdued shade of red.  It is not the fiery  red used for the Feasts of the Holy Spirit, but closer to colour of blood.  The vestments were ornamented in the Roman style, with a TAU at the front and a column at the back, formed from a damask in colours of red and straw gold and an outlining galloonThe lining was made of bronze-coloured taffeta.

The chasuble is in the Studio's Saint Philip Neri style, which is the product of years of research into historical vestments and refinement of dimensions for comfortable use.  The Studio revived this more ample 16th century style of the Roman chasuble in 2007 and since then we have made many of them.  Beware of poorly-designed imitations!

The work of the Saint Bede Studio is distinctive for its artistic qualities and the pains taken with every detail, such as the alignment of ornaments.  Even a restrained set of vestments like this is striking for its combination of colours and fine workmanship.

Saint Philip Neri chasubles


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Thursday 27 June 2024

The Season Per Annum : 6

Green Gothic vestments


The vestments in this post were made from an ecclesiastical brocade in colours of green upon black.  Fully-lined in crimson-red taffeta, the chasuble is ornamented with one of the Studio's unique braids, being a replica of a design by AWN Pugin.  The effect is rich and very striking, even though the ornamental scheme is quite simple.

The chasuble is in the Studio's Saint Giles style, which is the product of experiment and refinement of dimensions in order to produce a "Gothic" chasuble for easy use.

In this instance, the chasuble is worn with an apparel, forming a detachable collar upon the amice in the mediaeval style.

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Tuesday 25 June 2024

The Season Per Annum : 5

 

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For this post, we are pleased to present an elegant set of green vestments.  The photograph is looking upward towards the front neckline of the chasuble.  The vestments are made from a beautiful green brocade and fully-lined in a teal shade of taffeta.  The ornament, in the Roman style, is distinctive for its use of contrasting colours formed from dupion silk and an outlining black and gold galloon. 

The chasuble is in the Studio's Saint Philip Neri style, which is the product of years of research into historical vestments and refinement of dimensions for comfortable use.  The Studio revived this more ample 16th century style of the Roman chasuble in 2007 and since then we have made many of them.  Beware of poorly-made imitations!

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Thursday 20 June 2024

Festal Vestments in the Borromeon style

 

Festal vestments

In this post is depicted the stole of a set of Borromoen vestments, made from ivory silk damask, ornamented in a silk damask of rust-colour and old gold and lined in crimson red taffeta.

Note the elegant fringe, which harmonises with the colour of the lining and the ornamentation.  At the Saint Bede Studio, we take great care to ornament our stoles and maniples with attractive and substantial fringes.


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Tuesday 18 June 2024

Green dalmatic


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This is a set of vestments in a lovely shade of green.  Made from dupion silk and fully-lined in taffeta, this dalmatic is ornamented with a simple foliated braid in colours of burgundy and straw. 

Note well the proportions of the dalmatic and its ornament.  The columns of braid ( called clavi ) are not too widely set apart and are enriched with an apparel which is placed at chest level (front and back).

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Sunday 16 June 2024

The Season Per Annum : 4

 

Saint Philip Neri vestments

In this post is depicted a section of a set of vestments in a lovely shade of green.

These vestments are in the Studio's Saint Philip Neri style, which is the product of years of research into historical vestments and refinement of dimensions for comfortable use.  The Studio revived this more ample 16th century style of the Roman chasuble in 2007 and since then we have made many of them.  Beware of poorly-designed imitations!

The work of the Saint Bede Studio is distinctive for its artistic qualities and the pains taken with every detail, such as the alignment of ornaments.  Even a restrained set of vestments like this is striking for its combination of colours and fine workmanship.

In this instance, the choice was made to use a galloon in colours of black and gold to ornament the vestments : at first glance, an odd choice.  At close range, the contrast is distinctive; at a distance, black and gold merge with the surrounding green to produce an harmonious effect.

 
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Thursday 13 June 2024

Saint Philip Neri vestments

 

Saint Philip Neri vestments


For this post, we are pleased to present a very simple set of vestments, made in the traditional Roman style.  The vestments are made from a beautiful ivory brocade and fully-lined in a shade of gold silk.  The chasuble in this post is ornamented in the well-known Roman style, a TAU at the front and a column at the back, formed simply by an out-lining golden galloon. 

The chasuble is in the Studio's Saint Philip Neri style, which is the product of years of research into historical vestments and refinement of dimensions for comfortable use.  The Studio revived this more ample 16th century style of the Roman chasuble in 2007 and since then we have made many of them.  Beware of poorly-made imitations!

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Wednesday 12 June 2024

The Throw-away Culture

 

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The throw-away society we live in, where the value of anything is measured in short-term satisfaction, is consumerist and ungodly.  The Church is not immune from such a mentality, unfortunately.  Vestments can be purchased ONLINE quite readily and affordably and the merit of this is all measured by convenience.

The Saint Bede Studio wishes to offer an alternative to this culture.  Our vestments are made to last decades (if well cared-for).  They are the product of artistic and careful design, not mass-production (no pun intended).

One such is shewn in this post - a glimpse of a set of green vestments in the mediaeval style.  The vestments were made from a lovely shade of English ecclesiastical brocade and lined in taffeta of a deep red colour.  

The ornament was formed from a lovely braid in colours of red and ivory, upon black.  These vestments are simple in their ornamentation, but striking.  The maniple is finished with solid fringing in colours of green and ivory.  There is no need here for fine embroideries, but the effect is created with strong colours and contrasts.

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Monday 10 June 2024

Red dalmatic

 

Dalmatics

In this post is shewn a glimpse of a pair of dalmatics made for a priest in the United States.  The dalmatics were made from a brighter-red shade of English ecclesiastical brocade and lined in taffeta of a taup colour.  

The ornament was formed from one of the Studio's unique braids in colours of platinum on black.  We called the braid Lux Aeterna.  It is also used with black and purple vestments.

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Thursday 6 June 2024

Festal Gothic Revival Vestments

 

Gothic Revival Vestments

In this post is shewn a glimpse of a set of festal vestments in the Gothic Revival Style.  The vestments were made from a rich golden shade of brocade and lined in taffeta of crimson-red colour.  

The ornament was formed from one of the Studio's unique braids Saint Chad in colours of red and straw-gold, upon a Royal Blue base.  It is shewn in this image ornamenting the chasuble and the base of the maniple.  These vestments are striking in their ornamentation.  There is no need here for fine embroideries, but the effect is created with strong colours and contrasts.  And, of course, quality workmanship.

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Wednesday 5 June 2024

Red Gothic Revival Vestments

 

Red Vestments

In this post is shewn a glimpse of a set of red vestments in the Gothic Revival Style.  The vestments were made from a rich shade of English ecclesiastical brocade and lined in taffeta of a brass-gold colour.  

The ornament was formed from one of the Studio's unique braids Saint Giles in colours of burgundy and straw-gold, upon red.  It is shewn in this image ornamenting the base of the maniple.  These vestments are simple in their ornamentation, but striking.  There is no need here for fine embroideries, but the effect is created with strong colours and contrasts. 

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Tuesday 4 June 2024

The Season "Per Annum" : 3

 

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Following Pentecost, the Season "Per Annum" has resumed.

In this post is depicted a section of a set of vestments in a lovely shade of green and ornamented with the Studio's Sancte Deus orphrey braid.  This braid is in the distinctive colours of deep blue and ivory upon a green background.  The accessories of this set - stole, maniple, chalice veil and burse - were constructed from dupion silk.

This set of vestments is not elaborate, but is well-made and will be serviceable for many years.  It is very suitable for weekday celebrations of Mass in warmer climates.  There is much to be said in favour of vestments of simple dignity for weekday Mass.  

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Monday 3 June 2024

Festal Dalmatic

 

Festal dalmatic
Figure 1. Apparel and cuff ornament of a dalmatic.

In this post is shewn a glimpse of a pair of festal dalmatics made for a priest of the Archdiocese of Melbourne (Australia).  The dalmatics were made from an ivory shade of English ecclesiastical brocade and lined in taffeta of a brass-gold colour.  

The ornament was formed from one of the Studio's braids in colours of straw-gold, on red;  the braid is a reproduction of a design of AWN Pugin.  A square apparel, ornamenting the chest-area of the dalmatic, was formed from a brocade in orange, red and straw-gold, outlined with a quatrefoil braid.

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Figure 2. Apparel and clavi ornament of a dalmatic.


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Wednesday 29 May 2024

The Season "Per Annum" : 2

 

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Following Pentecost, the Season "Per Annum" has resumed.

In this post is depicted a section of a Gothic chasuble made from a lovely shade of green moirĂ© taffeta and ornamented with the Studio's English Rose orphrey braid.  This braid is in the distinctive colours of green, red and white upon a black background.

This set of vestments is not elaborate, but is well-made and will be serviceable for many years.  There is much to be said in favour of vestments of simple dignity, eschewing the principle "too much is never enough."

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Sunday 26 May 2024

The Most Holy Trinity

The Saint Bede StudioIt is truly fitting and just, right and profitable for our salvation, always and everywhere to give thanks to you, Lord, holy Father, almighty, eternal God. With your only-begotten Son and the Holy Spirit, you are one God, one Lord, not in the singleness of one Person, but in a Trinity of one substance. For, whatever we believe through your revelation about your glory, the same also we believe about your Son and about the Holy Spirit, without distinction or difference. So that in acknowledging the true and eternal Godhead, we adore each individual person and, at the same time, their one substance and their equal majesty: which the Angels, the Archangels, the Cherubim and the Seraphim all praise, never ceasing to cry out with one voice:

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God of mighty hosts! The heavens and earth are full of your glory. Hosanna in the highest. Bless'd is he who comes in the Lord's name. Hosanna in the highest.

This is the translation of the Preface of the Most Holy Trinity prepared by the Saint Bede Studio for the Order of Mass published by Ignatius Press in 2008.  Copies of this Mass book may be purchased at this link.

The translation and illustration may not be reproduced without prior approval.

AMDG

Saturday 25 May 2024

Whitsuntide : 5

 

Red vestments

In this joyous Octave of Pentecost, we are pleased to present further images of a set of red vestments.  

The set was made from ecclesiastical brocade in a fiery combination of red and straw-gold and lined in a matching shade of red.  The vestments were ornamented in the Roman style, with a TAU at the front and a column at the back, formed from an outlining galloon.  

The chasuble is in the Studio's Saint Philip Neri style, which is the product of years of research into historical vestments and refinement of dimensions for comfortable use.  The Studio revived this more ample 16th century style of the Roman chasuble in 2007 and since then we have made many of them.  Beware of poorly-designed imitations!

The work of the Saint Bede Studio is distinctive for its artistic qualities and the pains taken with every detail, such as the alignment of ornaments.  Even a restrained set of vestments like this is striking for its combination of colours and fine workmanship.

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Friday 24 May 2024

The Help of Christians

On this lovely feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Help of Christians, we are pleased to describe this Marian chasuble which we call Ave Maris Stella,  being in the Gothic Revival style.

The decorative focus of this vestment is an orphrey braid which is based on the work of AWN Pugin.  This braid is produced in two shades of blue (lighter and darker) with figured ornament in gold.

These vestments were made from an ecclesiastical damask in the shade of ivory and lined in a Royal Blue taffeta.


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Marian vestments


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Thursday 23 May 2024

Whitsuntide : 4

 

Saint Philip Neri

In this joyous Octave of Pentecost, we are pleased to present this image of a set of red vestments.  

The set was made from ecclesiastical brocade in a fiery combination of red and straw-gold and lined in a matching shade of red.  The vestments were ornamented in the Roman style, with a TAU at the front and a column at the back, formed from an outlining galloon.  

The chasuble is in the Studio's Saint Philip Neri style, which is the product of years of research into historical vestments and refinement of dimensions for comfortable use.  The Studio revived this more ample 16th century style of the Roman chasuble in 2007 and since then we have made many of them.  Beware of poorly-designed imitations!

The work of the Saint Bede Studio is distinctive for its artistic qualities and the pains taken with every detail, such as the alignment of ornaments.  Even a restrained set of vestments like this is striking for its combination of colours and fine workmanship.


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Wednesday 22 May 2024

Whitsuntide : 3

 

Red Gothic vestments

In this blessed Octave of Pentecost, we are pleased to present this image of a set of Gothic Revival vestments.  

The set was made from dupion silk in a fiery-red and lined in a very muted shade of gold.  The vestments were ornamented with a geometric braid unique to the Saint Bede Studio, which we call Salisbury.  It is based on an old design and is woven in the colours of red, burgundy and straw-gold.

The work of the Saint Bede Studio is distinctive for its artistic qualities and the pains taken with every detail, such as the alignment of ornaments.  Even a simple vestment like this is striking for its combination of colours and fine workmanship.


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Tuesday 21 May 2024

Whitsuntide : 2

 

Red vestments

In this Octave of Pentecost, we have the pleasure of presenting some posts of the Studio's red vestments.

In this post is shewn the accessories of set of red vestments in the Gothic Revival style.  The vestments are decorated with one of the Studio's braids Saint Chad in colours of straw-gold, green and red.  This braid - unique to the Saint Bede Studio - is based on a design of AWN Pugin.

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Sunday 19 May 2024

Whitsuntide : 1

 

Red vestments


On this happy Feast of Pentecost, we are pleased to present this image of a set of vestments made last year for an American Ordinand.  

The set was made from an ecclesiastical brocade in a crimson red and lined in a very muted shade of gold.  

The work of the Saint Bede Studio is distinctive for its artistic qualities, taking pains with every detail, such as the alignment of ornaments.  In this instance, a European brocade in the colours of rosy-red and straw gold was used as the basis for the ornament, outlined in a geometric galloon in a richer shade of gold with bold red Crosses. 

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Monday 13 May 2024

Paschaltide : 20

 

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As this Holy Season of Easter draws to a close, we have just a couple of further posts of the Studio's offerings of Festal vestments.

In this post is shewn a section of a simple chasuble made from white moirĂ© taffeta and ornamented with a column at the front and the back.  The columns are decorated with one of the Studio's braids Saint Edmund in colours of straw-gold, green and yellow.  This braid, which features the IHS monogram, is based on a design of AWN Pugin.

This set of vestments is in the style we have called Saint Anselm; it is not elaborate, but neither is it just thrown-together.  It is well-designed and of dignified appearance.  Note that the column is made from a straw-coloured dupion silk, which complements the colour of the braid.  We also find that the column is not of exaggerated width, but of substantial appearance.  The shape of the neckline, coming to a shallow "V" at the front, but rounded at the back is elegant but sturdy and lacking the awful fold over collars which are all-too-frequently attached to chasubles.

There is much to be said for vestments of simple dignity.  These vestments are well-made and will be serviceable for a number of years if treated respectfully.

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Friday 10 May 2024

Paschaltide : 19

 

Festal vestments


In this post, we show a glimpse of a set of vibrant festal vestments made by the Studio.  A golden brocade was ornamented with the orphrey braid called Saint Chad, which is unique to the Studio and based on the designs of AWN Pugin.  A crimson taffeta was used to line these vestments.

The Saint Bede Studio takes particular care with the quality of the linings and fringes used for our vestments.  In this instance, a bullion fringe in red and gold complements the rich colour of the taffeta lining and picks up the colours of the braid ornamenting the maniple and stole.

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Tuesday 7 May 2024

Paschaltide : 18

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In this Holy Easter Season, we are pleased to continue our series of posts illustrating festal vestments.

For this post, we present a set of vestments made from an ivory brocade and fully-lined in a shade of gold silk.  The chasuble in this post is ornamented in the well-known Roman style, a TAU at the front and a column at the back.  This ornament is formed from a magnificent silk damask, featuring doves, and which is outlined with a golden galloon. 

The chasuble is in the Studio's Saint Philip Neri style, which is the product of years of research into historical vestments and refinement of dimensions for comfortable use.  The Studio revived this more ample 16th century style of the Roman chasuble in 2007 and since then we have made many of them.  Beware of poorly-made imitations!

Click on the image for an enlarged view.

The Saint Bede Studio : vestments made by Catholics for Catholics.

Enquiries : stbede62@gmail.com



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AMDG

Sunday 5 May 2024

Paschaltide : 17

Festal Vestments


In this Holy Easter Season, we are pleased to continue with our series of festal vestments.

The chasuble in this post was made from a damask in the colours of ivory and straw-gold.  Fully-lined in a shade of dark red cloth, the chasuble is ornamented with a brocade in colours of old gold and burgundy.  A galloon of straw-gold outlines the TAU ornament at the front of the chasuble and the column at the back. 

The chasuble is in the Studio's Borromeon style, which is the product of years of research into historical vestments and refinement of dimensions for comfortable use.

Click on the image for an enlarged view.

The Saint Bede Studio : vestments made by Catholics for Catholics.

Enquiries : stbede62@gmail.com



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AMDG

Friday 3 May 2024

Paschaltide : 16

 

Festal vestments


In this post, we depict a stole and maniple from two similar sets of Festal vestments made by the Studio. The sets were ornamented with the same braid called Saint Marie, which is unique to the Studio.  A brass-gold taffeta was used to line these vestments.

The Saint Bede Studio takes particular care with the quality of the linings and fringes used for our vestments.  In this instance, a simple golden bullion fringe  complements the rich colour of the taffeta lining and picks up the colours of the Cross ornamenting the maniple and stole.

These vestments are not lavish; but there is much to be said for simple and noble vestments, particularly when they are thoughtfully designed and well-made.

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The Saint Bede Studio : vestments made by Catholics for Catholics.

Enquiries : stbede62@gmail.com



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AMDG

Tuesday 30 April 2024

Paschaltide : 15

 

Festal vestments

Section of a Gothic chasuble made from ivory ecclesiastical brocade and ornamented with the Studio's Welby braid, enhanced with a bordering quatrefoil galloon.

This set of vestments is not elaborate, but is well-made and will be serviceable for many years.  There is much to be said for vestments of simple dignity.

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The Saint Bede Studio : vestments made by Catholics for Catholics.

Enquiries : stbede62@gmail.com



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AMDG

Monday 29 April 2024

Paschaltide : 14

 

Festal vestments

In this post, we feature a Festal dalmatic and its maniple.  The set was made from a ecclesiastical brocade in ivory.  A muted green taffeta was used to line these vestments, and they were ornamented with one of the Studio's unique braids, called ChiRho.

The Saint Bede Studio takes particular care with all aspects of its vestment-making.  

In this instance, for example, the maniple has been made to an unusually short length in order to be easier for a deacon to wear it adjacent to the dalmatic sleeve.  A long maniple is particularly inconvenient for a deacon, because of his ceremonial actions during Mass.  No regulation requires a maniple to be a particular length, which allows practicality to be a determining factor.  

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The Saint Bede Studio : vestments made by Catholics for Catholics.

Enquiries : stbede62@gmail.com



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AMDG

Saturday 27 April 2024

Paschaltide : 13

 

Festal vestments

This post features a set of vestments in the Studio's nod to contemporary styles.  This style we call Saint Martin.  It is both long and wide and is especially designed to fold up beautifully when the arms of the celebrant are elevated (as is shewn in the adjacent image).

Tasteful contemporary vestments are made by certain studios in Italy, France and Germany, but we also make them here in Australia at the Saint Bede Studio.  This set has a simple dignity and is made from high quality fabrics.

A damask in ivory and straw-gold is lined with a crimson-red cloth and is ornamented with one of the Studio's unique braids called Saint George, forming a TAU in the front and a column at the back.  

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The Saint Bede Studio : vestments made by Catholics for Catholics.

Enquiries : stbede62@gmail.com



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AMDG

Thursday 25 April 2024

Saint Mark the Evangelist

 

Red vestments


On this Feast of Saint Mark the Evangelist, we are pleased to present this image of a set of vestments made last year for an Ordinand.  A section of the upper back of the chasuble is depicted.

The set was made from an ecclesiastical brocade in a crimson red and lined in a very muted shade of gold.  

The work of the Saint Bede Studio is distinctive for its artistic qualities, taking pains with every detail, such as the alignment of ornaments.  In this instance, a European brocade in the colours of rosy-red and straw gold was used as the basis for the ornament, outlined in a geometric galloon in a richer shade of gold with bold red Crosses. 

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The Saint Bede Studio : vestments made by Catholics for Catholics.

Enquiries : stbede62@gmail.com



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AMDG

Tuesday 23 April 2024

Paschaltide : 12

 

Festal vestments


Accessories of a set of Festal vestments made by the Studio.  The set was made from a silk damask in ivory and a very muted shade of gold.  A crimson red taffeta was used to line these vestments.

The Saint Bede Studio takes particular care with the quality of the linings and fringes used for our vestments.  In this instance, a bullion fringe in the colours of burgundy and old gold complements the rich colour of the taffeta lining and picks up the colours of the Cross ornamenting the maniple and stole.

Click on the image for an enlarged view.

The Saint Bede Studio : vestments made by Catholics for Catholics.

Enquiries : stbede62@gmail.com



Please note that posts on this blog are set-up for optimal viewing via a web-browser, not via a mobile phone.

AMDG

Saturday 20 April 2024

Paschaltide : 11

Borromeon vestments


In this Holy Season, we are pleased to continue with our series of festal vestments.

The chasuble in this post was made from a vibrant ecclesiastical brocade in the colours of ivory and straw-gold.  Fully-lined in a shade of dark red cloth, the chasuble is ornamented with a a brocade in colours of old gold and burgundy upon wine-red.  A galloon of burgundy and straw-gold outlines the TAU ornament at the front of the chasuble and the column at the back. 

The chasuble is in the Studio's Borromeon style, which is the product of years of research into historical vestments and refinement of dimensions for comfortable use.

Click on the image for an enlarged view.

The Saint Bede Studio : vestments made by Catholics for Catholics.

Enquiries : stbede62@gmail.com



Please note that posts on this blog are set-up for optimal viewing via a web-browser, not via a mobile phone.

AMDG

Friday 19 April 2024

A Prayer for Zealous Shepherds

Thanks to Father Finigan we found this beautiful prayer of Saint John Fisher, dating from the year 1508, which he uttered during a Sermon. It is a prayer for the appointment to the Church of good bishops. Unfortunately the prayer was not answered as fully as he might have hoped. John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester since 1504, was the only Bishop in Catholic England to refuse to assent to the Act of Supremacy, the supreme arrogation of the vile despot Henry VIII (Tudor), severing England from Communion with the Roman Church. For such a refusal, Fisher was put to death by the tyrant in June 1535.  Pope Paul III had made him a Cardinal shortly before his death. Pope Pius XI canonised him four hundred years later (together with Sir Thomas More).

The portrait accompanying this post is described here . Based on Holbein's famous drawing, this portrait might easily be a photograph taken yesterday, so lifelike is it.

Lord, according to Your promise that the Gospel should be preached throughout the whole world, raise up men fit for such work. The Apostles were but soft and yielding clay till they were baked hard by the fire of the Holy Ghost.

So, good Lord, do now in like manner again with Thy Church militant; change and make the soft and slippery earth into hard stone; set in Thy Church strong and mighty pillars that may suffer and endure great labours, watching, poverty, thirst, hunger, cold and heat; which also shall not fear the threatening of princes, persecution, neither death but always persuade and think with themselves to suffer with a good will, slanders, shame, and all kinds of torments, for the glory and laud of Thy Holy Name. By this manner, good Lord, the truth of Thy Gospel shall be preached throughout all the world.

Therefore, merciful Lord, exercise Thy mercy, show it indeed upon Thy Church.


AMDG

Wednesday 17 April 2024

Paschaltide : 10

Saint Philip Neri

In this Holy Easter Season, we are pleased to continue our series of festal vestments.

For this post, we are pleased to present a very simple set of vestments, made in the traditional Roman style.  The vestments are made from a beautiful ivory brocade and fully-lined in a shade of gold silk.  The chasuble in this post is ornamented in the well-known Roman style, a TAU at the front and a column at the back, formed simply by an out-lining golden galloon. 

The chasuble is in the Studio's Saint Philip Neri style, which is the product of years of research into historical vestments and refinement of dimensions for comfortable use.  The Studio revived this more ample 16th century style of the Roman chasuble in 2007 and since then we have made many of them.  Beware of poorly-made imitations!

Click on the image for an enlarged view.

The Saint Bede Studio : vestments made by Catholics for Catholics.

Enquiries : stbede62@gmail.com



Please note that posts on this blog are set-up for optimal viewing via a web-browser, not via a mobile phone.

AMDG

Tuesday 16 April 2024

PRIESTLY ORDINATIONS : 2025

 To readers of this Blog :

If you are considering obtaining a set of vestments for yourself or as a gift for Ordinations in 2025 ...

  NOW 

is the time to make an enquiry with the Saint Bede Studio.

The Saint Bede Studio : vestments made by Catholics for Catholics.

Enquiries : stbede62@gmail.com




Please note that posts on this blog are set-up for optimal viewing via a web-browser, not via a mobile phone.

AMDG