If you’ll indulge a moment of “Religious Catalogue”…
A friend of mine is a skilled seamstress and has made some beautiful stoles as part of her new business. (There are more coming, this is an initial sample.) As she has not been able to get her web site up and running yet and is still getting settled, I am glad to help her sell these items. These are brand-new, never-used, and ready for immediate shipping from Alabama.
This time of the year, my blog always gets a fair number of “hits” from people looking for Christmas gift ideas for their priest. This post could well meet a need in that regard — but be warned, most priests have specific preferences about vestments and you should only buy something like this for him if you know that he would definitely appreciate it. These could be good gifts for seminarians also. In some places this is also the time when new permanent deacons are ordained. Lots of possibilities here!
Please contact me via the Blog Contact Form with any questions or to place an order, and I will provide payment instructions (PayPal) or pass the question along.
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IVORY PRIEST STOLE WITH VINTAGE TRIM, ROYAL BLUE LINING • $200
This stole is well-suited for preaching, baptisms, weddings, and blessings. The trim is vintage and no longer available. This stole is made from a fine ivory damask fabric. Simple “French cut” design. This stole is unique — not found in any catalog!
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WHITE PRIEST STOLE WITH ANGEL DETAIL, GREEN TRIM/LINING • $200
This stole has a green velvet decoration on the end and a vintage Chi-Rho emblem. A simple gothic style, it would be well-suited for a priest to use for concelebration (where chasubles are not provided); also as a preaching stole, for baptisms, weddings, or blessings. It should be noted that green is the color of hope and of eternal life: very meaningful in the celebration of sacraments like baptism and marriage! The “standing angel” pattern woven in gold into the fabric is a traditional and venerable design.
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WHITE PRIEST STOLE WITH ANGEL DETAIL, BLUE ACCENT/LINING • $200
See the preceding description. This stole, with blue accent, would also be fitting for Marian occasions (processions, blessings, baptisms on a Saturday, weddings, etc.). The trim on this stole is not “vintage” — it is still produced and is very high quality and beautiful. Like all of the preceding, a unique, non-“catalog item”!
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CLOTH OF GOLD DEACON STOLE WITH BURGUNDY DETAIL • $200
This deacon stole has burgundy velvet ends with a vintage Chi-Rho symbol. The main fabric is a cloth of gold with crosses woven in. Deacons ordinarily wear the dalmatic (large garment with sleeves) when serving Mass, but not all parishes have them, in which case the deacon wears the stole only. Gold is used on a more festive occasion. This stole would be especially nice for a wedding presided by a deacon or for a house blessing during the Easter Season. It may also complement nicely a gold chasuble (worn by the priest for a major feast day), where there is not the matching “deacon gear”.
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SHORTER GOLD DEACON STOLE WITH BURGUNDY DETAIL • $175
This shorter deacon stole would be suitable for a deacon who is of lesser stature and slimmer body weight. It is made of a fine gold silk damask and lined in burgundy. A vintage Chi-Rho detail is on the end, along with a cloth of gold accent. This stole is very festive and could be used in much the same applications as noted for the preceding one.
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The above prices include shipping in the lower 48 states and also cover PayPal fees. If you are interested in any of these items, send me a message via the Blog Contact Form.
To be very clear: I am not profiting in any way from these sales — just helping a friend. Thank you!