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George Frederick Bodley

There is a book on my shelf – a LARGE book – that has sat on there for far too long.  It is time to do a little dusting off, both of the book, of my knowledge of Ecclesiastical History, and the Greats from the Gothic Era.  So without further ado, tonight’s topic: the book entitled George Frederick Bodley by Michael Hall. And before I begin, there is a confession to make. I know very little about George Bodley. Hence, the need for the book. George Frederick Bodley was born… Read more George Frederick Bodley

Shimmering Fabrics and How to Use Them

There is nothing that grabs our attention more that something shiny. That glint and glimmer is sure to catch our glance, make us stop, and take a look. Sometimes shiny objects can be a distraction, sometimes they can make us pause and wonder what is going on.  Shining objects are always guaranteed to capture our attention. Today I spent some time looking at shiny objects. To be more specific, shiny, glimmering liturgical fabrics for use in making church vestments. I have a special event coming up over the Holidays, and… Read more Shimmering Fabrics and How to Use Them

Frontal at St. Ignatius Mission

Summer vacations always include at least one stop related to Ecclesiastical Sewing. This year’s trip included a stop at the St. Ignatius Mission. The Mission is in the tiny town of St. Ignatius, MT, at the southern edge of Flathead Lake, and about forty miles north of Missoula. This is one of those remote churches that have been on the “Must See” list. With a trip to Glacier Park, it was the perfect time to visit. For those interested in seeing the inside of a beautiful church, the St. Ignatius… Read more Frontal at St. Ignatius Mission

Visiting a Grand Cathedral the Proper Way

Traveling. It is fun, exciting, interesting, and filled with unknown Ecclesiastical Sewing Treasures (Pleasures) if one takes the time to look. One never knows what liturgical wonders might be the next site reveled as a corner is rounded, or a glance is drawn up.  Cathedrals are filled with nooks and crannies, soaring columns, stained glass, stone carvings and so much more. One could look at a Cathedral daily, and still see something new. Yesterday was a few shorts days after the Celebration of Pentecost. We were scheduled to visit the… Read more Visiting a Grand Cathedral the Proper Way