Sunday, December 02, 2007

Start your Advent Reflections with Cooees and St Bede's Studio

I was cantoring at Mass this morning in the Cathedral of St Patrick, and musing during the sermon on the colour of the Dean's vestments. This led me to reflect on the old chestnut of "Blue/Violet/Purple" as the proper liturgical colour for Advent, which led me further to consider the question of the penitential nature of the season.

Happily there are blogs to solve all these little problems of life.

Hardman Window has a reflection on the penitential nature of the season here at Cooees.

And from there, I found a link to a fascinating blogsite for purveyors of vestments St Bede's Studios. There is a deeply informative and well researched discussion by Michael Sternbeck on the liturgical colour of "violet" and its history. It is in two parts: Part One and Part Two.

AND (yes, wait, there's more) theres this adorable picture of our saintly auxiliary, +Peter:

(Can you guess where it was taken? Clues in the picture if you don't already know)


At Monday, December 03, 2007 4:54:00 pm , Blogger Tony said...

Is there a prize?

My guess is the Cathedral at Bendigo because it looks suspiciously like Bishop Joe Grech behind him. Also, I have heard about a traditionalist Catholic pilgrimage which ended in Bendigo with a Pontifical Mass celebrated by Bishop Elliot.

At Monday, December 03, 2007 10:17:00 pm , Blogger Schütz said...

And you are quite correct, Tony, but I don't have a prize to give you, unfortunately. Or how about a year's free subscription to Sentire Cum Ecclesia?

At Monday, December 31, 2007 4:03:00 am , Anonymous Baronio said...

Please visit also the website of Tridentinum, an Italian atélier of sacred vestments according to the Roman traditional Rite:


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