Saturday, November 01, 2008

From Imperia: consecration of virgins...











A victory: seven new nuns for the world!

2 comments:

sean said...

WOw...

Anonymous said...

I've never seen a more beautiful habit for cloistered nuns!

Aside from holy lives and holy apostolates, the distinctive and sometimes ornate and colorful habits of close to 1,000+ Orders and congregations of nuns around the world before Vatican II attracted thousands of vocations.

As St. Teresa of Avila wrote in the 1560's when she founded the Discalced Carmelite nuns" the habit doesn't make the nun..."
No, the holy work and prayer does. But the traditional habits were a tremendous attraction....
Too bad to see nearly all of it gone.
But a blessing to see some new Orders like this awesome community springing up and restoring the tradition of the holy habit.
Hopefully there will be many vocations to this community, and other Orders will follow suit.