The fabrication and restoration of liturgical vestments

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Through our vocation to Adoration, we take special care in the celebration of the liturgy and the Holy Mass, bestowing a particular attention to the beauty and dignity of priestly vestments. In that light, we work on the restoration of ancient vestments, making use of the various gifts and talents that God has confided to the community.

 

 

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Trained on these ancient vestments as models, we also make new chasubles, stoles, maniples, burses, chalice veils..... A community work, at the service of the priests for whom we pray, for the greater glory of God.

 

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Embroidery and lace-making

 

 

 

Among the sisters' activities, embroidery and lace-making play an important
role. While some of the pieces created are decorative, most of them are
intended for the divine liturgy. "Nothing is too precious for the Good Lord"
said the holy Curé of Ars. The works are made with precious fabrics,
silk, threads in silver and gold... and above all, a lot of time and patience!

 

 

"After the architecture that raises temples, there may be no art that contributes more to the splendor of divine worship than religious
embroidery, whose mission is to adorn altars and enrich the vestments of the ministers of the sanctuary. We know that in all the centuries of the
Church, the most illustrious princesses have taken to heart the cultivation of these religious embroideries, as if their faith could not suffer seeing more richness and
taste in their own adornments than in the vestments of the representatives of the Church at the solemn moments when they form around the altar the
heavenly court of the King of kings.” Album of religious embroidery by A. Martin

 

 

Embroidery is a decorative art that consists in adding onto fabric either a flat or a raised
design made of simple threads, sometimes integrating
materials such as sequins, pearls or even precious stones.

 

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Lace is a fabric without weft or warp, usually made of silk or linen thread, hand-made with similar or different stitches, fdentelle soeurorming different
patterns.

 

 

 

 

The quilling

The technique of quilling, dating back to the seventeenth century, is a decorative art primarily used to ornament reliquaries. The technique uses strips of paper with gold or colored edges, turned on the side and wrapped in such a way as to form arabesques around the relic.

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Quilling developed in religious art during the Middle Ages. The aim was to imitate delicate ironwork and silverwork, lace and embroidery. Indeed, from thin strips of paper that were colored, gilded, rolled, curled, bowed, twisted and folded, the paper strips imitate the latticework decorations of gold and silver that were too expensive for convents and parishes. The works were carried out by Carmelites, Ursulines, and Visitation nuns, who used this technique to surround and adorn reliquaries for the honor of the saints, but also for statuettes or pious images.

This mode of art, which was developed in the 17th century, has been taken up by the Sisters Adorers: it is one of the material ways, among many others, to respond to their vocation to bring the adoration of God to the world around hem.

 

     
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