Wednesday, November 05, 2008

In reverent prayer: ad limina apostolorum...

Here we see the "coif" (the hoodlike cap worn by nuns under the veil).


Anonymous said...

This is a Visitandine nun. The order founded by St. Francis de Sales and St. Jane Frances de Chantal. The habit is lovely in it's simplicity.

Bailey Walker said...

I believe Visitation nuns call the pieces surrounding their face the "barbette" (the white cloth which goes under the chin) and the "bandeau" (the black cloth across the forehead.

The cross has relics!

Oremus pro invicem.