Thursday, September 25, 2008

Choicest of the baptized community: His brides...

Father, teach our modern girls Catholic womanhood. The sisters lead, may our girls follow.


Anonymous said...

Do you know which order these sisters belong to ? ..and which country ? I am guessing a Franciscan order.

Anonymous said...

They are the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate (or of the Immulata) whichever you prefer.
They are the female branch of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate, founded in 1968 by 2 former Francican Conventual friars (OFM Conv.) in Italy. The Order today has about 300 friars, and close to 375 sisters. Many are young girls from Italy, but they are also in the USA, France, Germany, Spain, etc. As are the Friars.
Both Orders are extremely traditional, and have begun celebrating both rites (Tridentine Latin Mass, and the present norm which is the Novus Ordo) also. Bi-ritual.
The Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate celebrate Mass always "ad orientam", at the original High Altars (or new High Altars in their friaries)...and not at the little Protestant-style tables common since Vatican II.

A friar in the Phillipines has founded (2002) a branch of the Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate which is very strictly cloistered, and wears a maroon/burgundy version of this habit with a white veil. Hopefully they will start establishing new foundations, just like these sisters in the foto.
All three groups are overwhelmed with vocations inquiried and flooded with candidates.

Anonymous said...

I just saw these sisters at the TLM in Warsaw, Poland (Sundays 9:30AM @ the Redemptorists' Church of St. Benon in the New Town). The pastor praised their presence. Afterwards they did some vocations work.