On wearing the habit

Nuns' Joy by lindita

"Nuns' Joy" by Linda Vukaj: http://www.lindavukaj.com

After a bit of a rough day, it gave me great joy to read this lovely article, written by a Dominican nun, about the witness of the religious habit. Beautiful! (Hat tip to The Magdalene Sisters.)

“In our Dominican tradition, on the day the young nun receives the habit she is clothed piece-by-piece, by the prioress and novice mistress. It is a passive action. The new sister kneels there and the tunic, belt, scapular, cappa, veil, rosary, and crucifix become the symbol of her intention to become transformed by Christ into the new person reborn through obedience, transfigured by Christ Crucified.”

– Sr. Mary Catharine of Jesus Perry, OP

Read the full article here. Then check out the Web site of Sr. Mary Catharine’s community, the Summit Dominicans, and buy some of their soap!

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  1. Thank you for sharing this wonderful post! I’m excited to read the whole article! God bless you!

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