Monday, October 01, 2007

What size buskins do you take, My Lord?

Interested in crowns, altar cards, faldstools, pontifical sandals, cardinalatial shoes, ancient vestments ? Then go here. The site is called Tridentinum, I am not sure if it is a consequence of Sum. Pont.
Now wouldn't you like some of this in your Church, why not buy a present for your parish priest or bishop?
There are some very splendid historic reproductions of ancient chasubles, much, much better than the tired old rubbish from the 70s churned out by English suppliers.











7 comments:

Jenny said...

Who wears polyester nowadays? Only priests of a certain age.

Moretben said...

...and their bishops. Not, however, their heirs and successors.

What a very pleasant day it's been.

pelerin said...

They are magnificent and so dignified. Wonderful to see. I had never heard of a liturgical sideboard before! Interesting to note that the details are only in Italian and English - no French? but I think the French were among the first with the Polyester robes and they seem unwilling to give them up.

Anonymous said...

The old chasuables are lovely but they might be a tad hot in mid summer in many countries.

Andrew said...

The decapitated priests are a little disturbing =)

Philip said...

Surely, this is your "Wish List"? LOL

Fr Ray Blake said...

Philip,
Err, alright, yes, but not the red shoes!
I could suffer the heat in summer, Anon, silk is cooler than polyester, and off the shoulder, cut away Roman versions are a hot weather friendly design.