at the Museu de Arte Antiga, Lisboa

at the Museu de Arte Antiga, Lisboa

Thinking on how to be a priest and a woman and a creative person of style simultaneously.

How to Get Dressed for Liturgy: Advice from the Early 1600s

How to Get Dressed for Liturgy: Advice from the Early 1600s

Timeless fashion advice written by George Herbert, parish priest, in the early seventeenth century.

Aaron

                Holiness on the head, 

         Light and perfections on the breast, 

Harmonious bells below, raising the dead 

         To lead them unto life and rest: 

                Thus are true Aarons drest. 

 

                Profaneness in my head, 

         Defects and darkness in my breast, 

A noise of passions ringing me for dead 

         Unto a place where is no rest: 

                Poor priest, thus am I drest. 

 

                Only another head 

         I have, another heart and breast, 

Another music, making live, not dead, 

         Without whom I could have no rest: 

                In him I am well drest. 

 

                Christ is my only head, 

         My alone-only heart and breast, 

My only music, striking me ev'n dead, 

         That to the old man I may rest, 

                And be in him new-drest. 

 

                So, holy in my head, 

         Perfect and light in my dear breast, 

My doctrine tun'd by Christ (who is not dead, 

         But lives in me while I do rest), 

                Come people; Aaron's drest.

The Archangel Michael as Fashion Blogger

The Archangel Michael as Fashion Blogger

"Laud was right" : OTM Profiles in Three Words or Less

"Laud was right" : OTM Profiles in Three Words or Less