Thursday, August 28, 2008

Why the sister is to wear her habit...

This photo was taken this year, in Civitavecchia, Italy. The sister in the habit shines (the others don't). The nun is the bride of Christ. Her religious habit is her wedding garment. Each of its pieces are blessed. She wears her habit and her smiling face carries the joy of Christ to the world. There is no vanity and all is feminine.

We sometimes hear about the crisis of identity in the priesthood and religious life today. It bespeaks a grave problem when some nuns even today continue to discard the femininity of the religious habit with its veil and dress in order to so decide upon the look of masculinity instead. Brides of Christ, be brides!

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