Yes, Bee, your new Rose vestments are the talk of Liturgical Arts Journal. All of them are featured in their blog's recent posting (press title for the article and all the photos):
A New Solemn Rose Set for St. John Cantius
Recently the folks at Altarworthy, a vestment making firm located on the American West Coast, shared with LAJ a rose set they made for the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius in Chicago. The set includes the usual pieces required for a Solemn Mass in the usus antiquior, as w…
I prefer the Gothic chasuble to the Roman, but I am glad they have both! By the way, their priests are striking in looks!
Those priests in the new threads are also sporting the new Vatican mandated full head covid-19 mask, coming to a parish near you. Seeing-eye dog not included.
Beautiful. I like the cut on the gothic one. Looks like a phelonian (ironic as it's gothic) with a full front (which, historically, is how I understand them to have looked). We Byzantines source a lot of our vestments from Russia and Ukraine where the quality is very good and the cost is surprisingly low. Hope the same here.
Oh, I AM excited!!! They are beautiful indeed. In fact, I actually worked on the stole for this set. Fr. Caswell asked that the stole be shortened by about 5 inches because he felt it was too long. (Shhhh! Don't tell the people at Altar Worthy that! :-) ) I had to lop off the 5 inches at the neck, and re-stitch it back together as if it came that way. A little scary.... :-)
We also made a tabernacle veil from the same fabric. The lady who is at the head of St. Martha's Guild had Altar Worthy send some of the same material as the vestments for that purpose. If you view one of the livestreams of Mass you might catch a glimpse of it when when the tabernacle is opened at communion time. It is really beautiful.
I was looking forward to seeing the set at Mass on Sunday, but they didn't use it for the TLM in the morning. I'll have to check out the livestream of the other Masses to see it in action.
Bee, couldn’t you have given Fr Caswell platform shoes for his birthday?
Actually, the stole was so long it was coming to far below the knees on the shorter priests and was showing below the chasuble. So the best option was to make it a bit shorter, so all of them could wear it.
God bless you, Bee, for your work to the glory of God. Now, if you could add some human features to those full-head covid-19 masks which otherwise give new and frightening meaning to "blank stare".
Before I die, I wish to move somewhere where a beautiful church not inspired by a 1960 bus terminal, properly vested ministers not wearing polyester potato sacks, and a Mass which draws the heart to God. God willing, I will.
My idea for the "covid" masks is to make them flesh colored in a variety of skin tones, and have them printed with attractive photos of beautiful and smiling lips of all shapes and sizes to suit anyone's features. But probably somebody has already thought of this....
P.S. If anyone wants to take this idea and run with it and make a fortune, have at it, with my blessing....
Bee, actually the Vatican approved a mask for sale on the formerly excellent vatican.va site now known as "francescomobil" for marketing the pontiff, where the mask features the famous likeness of Francis with the "well looky here!" smile.
But since they sold only five (and those to Spadaro and Austin for personal wear and gifting), the masks were pulled since everyone else bought the blank ones.
Word is Cupich is looking into mandating his likeness for Chicago with a very subdued "papabile? sí!" on the back.
It looks like St. John Cantius will be surviving the latest consolidation plan of Cardinal Cupich since even he recognizes that the Novus Ordo Church is not doing well. I suspect after you and I have gone to our eternal rewards, St. John Cantius will be around, whereas the Happy Meal Church of the Novus Ordo will be gasping its last breaths.
I like that shade of rose; much better than the awful "Pepto Bismol" or bubblegum pink you see a lot. The best rose ones I've ever seen tended toward a slightly salmon shade.
Post a Comment