Here we quote some of the warm appreciation
October 1 2013
Dear Paul, Monastery Garments,
Thank you again for the beautiful, full circle, pull over, full length amplissima (shown in blue in your home page) with matching long pointed hood which you made from bright gold lamay fabric a few years, in 2009. It is great for my special artistic occasions.
The Poor Friars of St. Francis
September 28, 2013
Dear Paul Bernardino, Monastery Garments,
Thank you very much for the last beautiful, authentic Franciscan friars dark brown habit in cotton/poly fabric: tunic, long capuche w/hood and full length choir cape & cord / rope w/ 3 knots; It fits me perfectly and is of the highest sewing & fabric quality; Just like the other 3 you made for me the past 10 years; And those were in a dark gray poly/wool fabric.
Many of my friends and associates have seen these habits and complimented me on their authentic quality and high spirituality. I plan on ordering more habits and capes from you in the next several months.
I will remember you in my prayers & Divine Office.
Brother Diego Deleuse, PFSF
Our Lady of Seven Sorrows Priory
September 24, 2013
Dear Paul of Monastery Garments,
Good morning! Just wanted to let you know that the cowl (cuccula, ML-24) arrived in yesterday afternoon’s mail. It looks and fits perfectly! Once again, you and your crew have created a beautiful and very functional article of monastic clothing! I will send along a photo when I have an opportunity to include in your portfolio (if you keep one). Please keep my measurements on file as I will certainly be ordering from you in the future.
Again, Paul, many thanks for a wonderful product!
Father Kevin LaMarre, OSB +
Society of the Franciscan Servants of the Poor
December 29, 1997
I received the habit you made today. It fits well and is exactly the color and fabric weight I had hoped.
Thank you for your good work!
Blessings in the New Year!
(Rev.) Brother Benjaman M. Evans
Saint Margaret’s Church
January 9, 1998
I am delighted with your work. The habit fits well.
NOTE: This group ordered 10 traditional 80% wool
April 27, 1999
Dear Bro. Paul,
Thank you for all your help and promptness in getting our habits made. They are beautiful!
I have enclosed some sample material and some embroidery thread in the green that we need.
Your help in finding the material is greatly appreciated.
May the holy Angels guide you.
In Jesus through Mary
Sister Maria Victoria
Rev. Bernard Grunewald
February 16, 2000
Dear brother Paul,
Greetings in the Lord!
Yesterday arrived the habit! I want to thank you for your beautiful work. May God always bless your hands! God Willing, I hope to give you more orders in the future. Maybe I will ask you to make me a Maronite Vestment. If I do, I will send you a full vestment (6 parts) so that you can see how it looks.
I am a priest 22 ½ years and in our Eparchy 14 years. It seems only yesterday when you visited me in Leander when I was a Brother in the Austin Diocese.
Let us pray one for the other. God Willing, maybe we will get to see one another in the world again.
Your brother in Jesus and Mary,
April 13, 2000
Dear Mr. Bernardino,
I want to thank you so much for the veil and band. They arrived today. I am very satisfied with your work.
Sue E. Erskine
April 11, 2000
The monks robes have arrived and could not be more perfect! Had you known Canon Church all your life, you couldn’t have done a better job! You’ll be receiving more orders from us, count on it.
We enclose $5 for your color catalog and can’t wait to show everyone your marvelous talent.
Blessings to you – and once again, thank you!
Chuck and Sue Erskine
Vicki J. Norris
April 10, 2004
I received my Carmelite habit this past weekend. It fits perfectly and looks very authentic. Thank you so very much! I’m sure the cape will be fine too. I’m so glad I saw your ad in The Wanderer, so I could order my habit from you.
February 27, 2004
Dear Mr. Bernardino
The scapular w/hood (Benedictine monk) arrived today. A perfect fit! It is a job beautifully done.....
March 14, 2004
April 15, 2004
Wow! What a wonderful habit! I received the Carthusian monk's habit the other day, and I'm extremely impressed with the fine craftsmanship that went into the making of this truly outstanding peice of work! The fit is perfect, and it looks very authentic. You are certainly blessed with a wonderful talent. Thank you again for what is truly a beautiful work of art! Happy Easter. May God continue to richly bless you in the fine work that you do!
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