Liturgical celebrations require proper features to provide their sacred form and function. The hallowed character of these items command they are made of the finest materials and workmanship to ensure their lasting utility and aesthetic perfection.

Ideally, all liturgical appointments should be tailored to the thematic designs of the altar for optimal artistic and spiritual congruence according to a master sacred furnishings plan.

I did once say that to me art and the saints are the greatest apologetics for our faith.

Pope Benedict XVI