A New Solemn Rose Set for St. John Cantius

Recently the folks at Altarworthy, a vestment making firm located on the American West Coast, shared with LAJ a rose set they made for the Canons Regular of St. John Cantius in Chicago. The set includes the usual pieces required for a Solemn Mass in the usus antiquior, as well as three copes that can be utilized for Solemn Vespers as well. 

The primary cope in the set is distinguished from the other secondary copes by the use of a gold hood/shield.

An interesting option that I have been seeing turning up more and more recently is where the commissioning body or individual is actually choosing to have matching chasubles made in more than one shape, as is the case in this example where you can see both a Roman 'pianeta' as well as a gothic revival chasuble in the set, thus allowing the priest to choose from either the one or the other cut while still maintaining the rest of the whole. 

The shapes of the rest of the pieces are Italian in form, however these particular forms can work well with both the gothic chasuble as well as the more native Roman pianeta as I think readers will agree.  

The colour of the rose used here is quite nice, having both depth as well as warmth, and the brocaded pattern in the fabric lends itself to the colour as well. 

A really nicely done set all around. 

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