NE OF MY DEAR FRIENDS sent me photographs taken sixteen years ago. Here’s how the Latin Mass looked in those days:
In my college years, I carved several sets of liturgical torches. The following images show how they came out:
My torches had a fatal flaw. Being made of wood, several of them caught on fire! We hope to find someone here in Los Angeles who knows how to work with metal. We need to create new torches, made from metal with colored glass. The final product would look something like this:
If you’re like me, you tend to look down on old projects. This is certainly the case with my first sets of torches, which I made circa 2000. However, I have to admit that—as seen in the following photo from our 2007 wedding—the torches I created were not that terrible:
… but we still want metal ones for Los Angeles!