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It has, for a long time, been very difficult to acquire truly Latin shaped vestments: the shape used in Rome for well over 200 years and maintained by tradition in places such as the English Oratories and Westminster Cathedral. Places where 'Romanitas' has, for so long, been an important an important part of their charism.
The shape of these vestments particularly draws its influence from St John Henry Newman’s vestments which are kept in his private chapel in the Birmingham Oratory. We have attempted to keep the design as close to historical examples as possible, including the width of stoles, position of crosses, and other little touches. All of these contribute to achieve a complete and perfect Latin cut set.
The damask: Davenport, is a design by G. F. Bodley, redrawn by D. J. Gazeley, and its basis is to be found in Renaissance damask patterns in Italy, both in art and vestments.
|Stole:||Length from centre seam - 44"/112cm|
|Width - 4.25"/11cm|
Please note that when out of stock, our stoles are made-to-order and our standard lead time is 4-6 weeks. This is liable to change. If you need the stole urgently, please contact us or leave a note in the 'Delivery Requirements' box at checkout.