At the New Liturgical Movement, Fr. Lawrence Lew, OP, shared pictures of artwork and vestments commissioned on the occasion of his ordination. Each is a worthy piece, crafted with great care by a skilled artisan, and will enhance the beauty of liturgies for years to come.
Fr. Lawrence wrote, in part:
…it may be well to remind ourselves that the beauty of art and material things in the sacred liturgy is meant to lead us to contemplate God who is beauty…As such, as we reflect on the holiness of beauty in the liturgy, let us pray that it leads to the beauty of holiness in our lives. Let us recall too the warning of St John Chysostom that if we adorn our liturgies with precious items and artworks, we should be all the more mindful to also cloth the naked, feed the hungry, and extend mercy to those in need.