Thursday, December 10, 2020

Faldstool covers given to Corpus Christi, Maiden Lane

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The other day we were able to conclude a long-term project: a gift from the Latin Mass Society to Corpus Christi Maiden Lane of a set of covers for the faldstool which the LMS gave the church in May 2019. Above is Fr Alan Robinson with one of the covers, on the faldstool, with Lucy Shaw, National Coordinator of the Guild of St Clare. A faldstool is a special chair used by bishops in the celebration of Mass.

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Four sets of covers (and matching cushion covers) were executed by the Guild of St Clare. One, in white, came with the faldstool from the  Italian supplier, Serpone, since it was needed at short notice for a Mass celebrated in Corpus Christi by Cardinal Arinze, on 20th June 2019. The red one completed by the Guild for a Mass said by Cardinal Burke there on 16th September (see photo below). What we have now delivered are covers in violet, black, and green, thanks to work from many different people at a number of Guild events over more than a year. I am glad to say that they have been completed to a very high standard.

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The Coronavirus epidemic made it easier in some ways to complete the project--a lot of distractions disappeared!--but a lot more difficult to deliver them, since we didn't simply want to bung them in the post. We have finally managed it, Deo gratias.

The Guild's usual autumn retreat 2020 had to be cancelled, but the spring 2021 Sewing Retreat one will take place (we hope) in February as planned, and booking is already open for the autumn Retreat in November 2021. These take place in Douai Abbey, Friday to Sunday, with the Traditional Mass.

Go to the Guild blog for updates, to join the mailing list, or to hear about other sewing events, such as the sewing day taking place in Oxford this very Saturday...

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