Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Your surplice: made by nuns in Rome...


If you always wanted to get a real old-school cotta that is new while of the quality and craftsmanship of the antique ones, then the next time you find yourself in Rome just visit these sisters on the Tiber River just south of the Vatican and order your 100% linen and real lace surplice or alb:

Congregazione di Figlie San Giuseppe
Lungotevere della Farnesina, 7

13 comments:

Daniel said...

Good to hear of nuns still engaged in this laudable craftsmanship. Now, about how much would you have to pay for a linen cotta made by them?

Anonymous said...

You should sell the good Sisters' lace surplices and albs to your Big Girl Blogger readership and take a hefty cut for yourself, Princess - that might get you to Vladivostock, or the dentist, or both!

Anonymous said...

BUT.... be very patient! the nuns and Sister Isidora, gruff but highly competent, who takes care of commissions,are full of orders and the wait can be long!

Juan said...

Yes, but I asked the delightfully bouncy sisters and they stopped making the griccia after the Council. O if only the Abbe Quoex were still around to help us find such things!

Hammerbrecher said...

Can we call in an order and have them ship it?

Anonymous said...

Because their stuff is of such quality it will cost plenty while they do offer ugly and cheap stuff, too, but the good stuff is custom and they'll do it really well.

JPSonnen said...

I don't think one can call in an order. This is because you have to go to visit them to pick exactly want you want.

The griccia is the best and I'll bet they still have the old steam iron there to make it.

Carlo said...

I know someone that still do the "cotte griccie", but are very very expensive.

Anonymous said...

this blog gets camper by the day.......i hope you dont ever find a vocation, because this level of lace-awareness may be enough to debar you!

MadC said...

"this blog gets camper by the day.......i hope you dont ever find a vocation, because this level of lace-awareness may be enough to debar you!

7:33 AM"

What's lace-awareness have to do with anything?

latinmass1983 said...
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JPSonnen said...

The focus on "lace" here is simply to help INTUIT the "Roman" rite to youthful Americans back stateside and sorry to you if you feel goofy about it.

Anonymous said...

I have just received a gift from my mother-in-law of a box she shipped to me of handmade linens from the Vatican nuns. My father-in-law is a retired Naval Captain. When he was a young man in the Navy the Pope called on the young men to visit him. It was an incredible honor. My father-in-law then somehow bought these beautiful embroidered linens from Vatican nuns, and had these items blessed. Does anyone know anything about these?