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This is not cheap. However, you can perhaps pool your money with other parishioners.
It's 338 Euros. That has VAT on it, they might take that off since you are an American customer. It is expensive, but it is from one of the best makers there is, and it is quite beautiful and will last a very long time.
The reason I recommend violet is because this item is intended to be worn as an outer layer, and the only time I can think of in which it would be appropriate to regularly wear a stole as an outer layer is in confession.
Is this place in Rome and, if so, can you give me the street address (I'll be in Europe in October)? I don't understand Euros at all....still working on that one. Also, a Deacon pointed out to me yesterday that the closet of another Pastor where I am a Eucharistic Minister is filled with very expensive garments, etc., gifts during his 25 years of service, and suggested the priest I am thinking of has beautiful vestments already. He thought a financial contribution to a cause close to the heart of this priest made in his honor might be appropriate and there's a child in that parish who is struggling with leukemia and for whom lots of benefits and fund raisers have been given. Perhaps donating to her, through him, would be better?