Thursday, 15 February 2007

I Know How He Feels

This charming image, with its encouraging facial expression, greets us as we return to sacristy after Mass...

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Read this article from The Times:
http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/article1386939.ece

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of the faces of a woman in childbirth that adorn the coats of arms of Urban VIII at the bases of the columns of Bernini's Baldacchino in St Peter's.

Peter Simpson said...

I am uncertain as to which Archbishop of Westminster this is supposed to be. Is it a recent piece of sculpture?

Anonymous said...

Did the stone mason get paid?

Anonymous said...

Mgr Mark,

I often visit the cathedral and have not got much knowledge on the vestment that the priest and servers wear. It would be most interesting to know what is used during mass. Also to know the proper names for them.

Administrator said...

The stone mason certainly didn't deserve to get paid - but perhaps he was commenting on the singing skills of some of the clergy!!

I will certainly do a post on the vestments; we have a remarkable collection which, I am proud to say, is not put away in some museum, but regularly used.

Anonymous said...

I note that Fr Slavomir is upping the fashion stakes by sporting full length chasubles !! Were these designed especially for this tall priest.

Anonymous said...

Following on from the vestment theme, I do think the cathedral is fortunate in its collection of high altar frontals. I particularly like the richly embroidered one that it used at Christmas and Easter and the alpha and omega one that seems to be only used on one day per year; Trinity Sunday.