Thursday, July 22, 2010

Antique Pentecost Vestment from the Diocese of Blois in France

While looking on the website of the Diocese of Blois today in relation to the ordinations for the Communauté Saint-Martin, I came across the following simply stunning antique chasuble for Pentecost, coming from the late 17th century. The chasuble is made of velvet and embroidered with gold thread and was made by the Carmelites of Blois.

It is a marvel of craftsmanship.

You may also be interested to look at some of the historic statuary, metalwork and liturgical books of the diocese.

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