Well, we were told that so many of the other innovations were going tobe awesome, too. Those didn't work out so well either. Nasty poly-ester ponchos, sadly, are some of the least of our problems.
I couldn't agree more! I thank God every time I attend mass at our parish where our priest has a traditional soul and has beautiful reverent vestments.Do your priest a favor, buy him a set of decent, worthwhile vestments.
They have to have ugly vestments to match the ugly Churches they to often build nowadays. It all has to be harmoniously ugly.
Not all modern vestments are or were ugly and not all traditional vestments are or were beautiful.
That is obviously a hand loomed woven vestment. Not necessarily ugly. Not all brocade vestment are beautiful. Some are just down right distracting.St. Dominic forbade the use of silk vestments and the friars could use only wool vestments. Given this was 1216 I suspect we wouldn't find those vestments very beautiful. I hate, ugly polyester vestments, by the way. But fiddleback, wild brocade isn't the answer, either. I see some on NLM and I think, "What were they thinking?"And 18" of frilly lace at the bottom of albs...ugh.
The vestment is abviously a polyeter ugle. The dalmatic look woven.
many vestments today are too simplistic, they are not what you would call beautiful.