What a beautifully dressed Sister.I've been noticing for some time now, whenever I see the traditional habit being worn, the wearer invariably has a happy face.
I agree. I've looked at various nun websites, and the liberal-radical femminist nuns are all very elderly, and when posed as a group generally have strained smiles on their faces.Even the unfortunate handful of USA cloistered convents which have bought into the liberal junk (no habit, radical liturgies) have communities of 5-7 sisters looking decidedly uncertain for the camera.Whereas the orthodox traditional/traditionalist Orders of sisters who wear the "old style" habits which are coming back into vogue in many places all are beaming with joy.I guess it's because 1 group (the femminist nuns) realize they represent a model of "church" which has been soundly repudiated....especially by the young!
I do think that there is something deeply comforting about seeing a Sister in her habit. Maybe it's the continuity, maybe it's that I attended Convent Schools as a child and loved school and the nuns who taught me. But I cannot help but respect and admire a sister in her habit. What a visible testimony to her faith!
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