Sunday, 18 May 2014

Veiled for Christ

Women veil at the most sacred and special times in their lives-  on their First Holy Communion  Day as young girls, Holy Matrimony as young ladies, or when a lady is called by Christ to give her life for Him fully in Holy Orders as a Bride of Christ.  Many of the traditional orders of Nuns no longer wear the full habit which is so very sad as the dress shows how she has departed from this world and sacrificed her life for God.

A beautiful, old picture of a Sister in Benedictine habit in 1906.

A Benedictine novice making her Sacred Vows in full habit.

The Sisters of the Sioux City Carmel have just gone back to wearing full habit, Deo Gratias! Here they are holding their May baskets. 

The Holy Spirit Adoration Sisters wear pretty pink habits with white veils. They are cloistered-contemplative missionary Sisters.

The French, traditional Victim Nuns of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Our dear little Grace Therese at 3 and a half loves dressing as her Patron Saint, the Little Flower.

'A Bride of Christ follows the Lamb wherever He goes...into hearts that do not know Him, into hearts that forget Him and into hearts that reject Him...'

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