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ANOTHER WAY TO BEAUTIFY THE CHURCH or 10 REASONS NUNS SHOULD WEAR HABITS (Warning-graphic images)
EsposedApostasy.blogspot.com ^ | 2012 | Keyser Soze

Posted on 05/17/2012 5:49:22 PM PDT by Salvation

ANOTHER WAY TO BEAUTIFY THE CHURCH
or
10 REASONS NUNS SHOULD WEAR HABITS



Behold the Dominican nuns pictured above.   We cannot see their faces, but we are instantly attracted to and fascinated by them.  And we all know why.  IT'S THE HABITS.

Nuns wearing habits are beautiful, enchanting and wonderful.  They are a bold rebuke to a corrupt society hypnotized by its own vanity.  They are a mystery.  Those habits are an invitation to God.  They preach to us.  They say, "I have something deeper that gives my life meaning and I don't need or want all that other stuff."

And nuns in habits almost always look happy.  Very happy. 


If you've ever moved to a new parish and been surprised to find that the older woman in the polyester pants suit sitting near the front every week was really Sister Pat, welcome to the club.

Why do nuns need to see hair stylists?  Why must they suffer the indignities of scanning the selections at Lane Bryant and Woman's World?  Does it bespeak their vows of poverty when they have to find just the right earrings or necklaces?  Do nuns really need makeup?  Does it show fidelity to the Church when their clothing is a product of the same modern world that has given us bikinis, breast implants and birth control pills?  

Does it convince the laity that a woman has renounced all personal vanity when she has to look "smart"?  Can the average layperson believe this is a woman "set apart" for God when she looks like everyone else?

Oh, we've all heard the arguments against habits:  

Many of these nuns work in the world, and habits just won't fit in.  Nuns in habits are not "approachable".  We need to make sure that the laity can see that nuns are real people just like you and me.

BULLCOOKIES!

Of course nuns are real people!  Do you think those are martians in those habits?  There is no more approachable person you will find than a Catholic nun.  And, for the record, nuns are not "just like you and me."  They are ladies set apart, spouses to Our Savior, immersed in love and service.


Are you still not convinced?

All right then.  Here are 10 reasons why nuns should wear habits:

REASON ONE

Sister Joan Chittester

REASON TWO

Sister Jeanine Gramick

REASON THREE

Sister Patricia Cruise

REASON FOUR 

Sister Margaret Mary McBride
(Excommunicated)

REASON FIVE

Sister Donna Quinn, OP

REASON SIX

Sister Camille D'Arienzo

REASON SEVEN

Sister Elizabeth Johnson

REASON EIGHT

Sister Carol Keehan

REASON NINE

Sister Barbara Reid, OP

REASON TEN

Sister Mary Ann Hinsdale

And for all you "But what about Vatican II?" folks:

"The religious habit, an outward mark of consecration to God, should be simple and modest, poor and at the same becoming. In addition it must meet the requirements of health and be suited to the circumstances of time and place and to the needs of the ministry involved. The habits of both men and women religious which do not conform to these norms must be changed."

-Perfectae Caritatis 
 Vatican II Decree on the Adaptation and Renewal of Religious Life 
The key word here is "changed".  It doesn't say "eliminated".

Do you know of any religious orders without habits that are "renewed"?  

Finally, just in case you've missed the obvious, there's an eleventh reason nuns should wear habits:  They look more feminine.  Definitely.





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To: Salvation
I am not Catholic, but many of my friends are. Also, some of my relatives have been treated in Catholic hospitals and I can tell you that they found the presence of a habited nun to be reassuring and calming (especially when they wanted someone to pray with them).
21 posted on 05/17/2012 6:14:13 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Army Air Corps

Great little tidbit there. It speaks volumes. Prayer is sometimes all that someone who is ill has at their disposal.


23 posted on 05/17/2012 6:17:54 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Should be made mandatory in all public appearance for nuns and priests and bishops.


24 posted on 05/17/2012 6:18:22 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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25 posted on 05/17/2012 6:18:22 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation
"The religious habit, an outward mark of consecration to God, should be simple and modest, poor and at the same becoming. In addition it must meet the requirements of health and be suited to the circumstances of time and place and to the needs of the ministry involved. The habits of both men and women religious which do not conform to these norms must be changed."

If you actually read it, what the Pope is evidently talking about is ensuring that the habit is appropriate to circumstances. Garb suitable for Sweden is not likely to be suitable for humid tropical climates. Garb for hospital work should be suitable for the environment so the nun or priest do not carry disease from ward to ward, etc.

26 posted on 05/17/2012 6:23:29 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can’t be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: netmilsmom

I wish I could post this picture on my facebook, but I don’t know how.


27 posted on 05/17/2012 6:24:34 PM PDT by diamond6 (Check out: http://www.biblechristiansociety.com/home.php and learn about the faith.)
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To: PapaBear3625

I’m originally from Nebraska and the nuns there had winter habits of black wool, and summer habits of white something, maybe gabardine — do I have that spelled right?


28 posted on 05/17/2012 6:26:11 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

OMG. Helen Thomas. Coulda been a Nun.


29 posted on 05/17/2012 6:29:37 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Salvation
Yep, it's spelled right.

I went to Catholic elementary school. We didn't have much money, and my mom was a dressmaker, so she handled part of the tuition by making the nuns new habits.

30 posted on 05/17/2012 6:29:37 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (If I can’t be persuasive, I at least hope to be fun.)
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To: netmilsmom

“The Hills are Alive, with the Sound of Mowing...”


31 posted on 05/17/2012 6:32:35 PM PDT by mikrofon (Climb Every Molehill...)
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To: diamond6

Copy this into your status

http://media.mlive.com/grandrapidspress/photo/10162160-standard.jpg

It will pop up.


32 posted on 05/17/2012 6:35:03 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: Salvation

“Nuns for Choice” is my nominee for Non-Sequitur of the Year. :)


33 posted on 05/17/2012 6:38:23 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: mikrofon

LOL!!!


34 posted on 05/17/2012 6:38:27 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: Salvation

Wow...those Nuns for Choice are ALL DYKES!


35 posted on 05/17/2012 6:41:17 PM PDT by montag813 (No Amnesty - Enforce the Law! http://www.StandWithArizona.com)
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To: Salvation

You would probably enjoy this website:
http://menwholooklikeoldlesbians.blogspot.com/


36 posted on 05/17/2012 6:42:30 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Salvation
Seperated at birth?

 

37 posted on 05/17/2012 6:43:31 PM PDT by montag813 (No Amnesty - Enforce the Law! http://www.StandWithArizona.com)
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To: Salvation

When they did away with habits, the Good Sisters became like everyone else and lost the respected and differential treatment they had received as Habit wearing nuns. Many left the orders.

I would like to see them return to the habits and once again be the Brides of Christ and follow Church teaching,

Get rid of the feminist Dykes now posing as Nuns and go back to serving God, and not their homosexual urges.


38 posted on 05/17/2012 6:46:32 PM PDT by Venturer
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To: 353FMG
I shall always miss seeing the habits of the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul with their butterfly-like head covers ...

Yes, indeed.

I read a book, published in the 1990s, which was in French and about regional folklore. They had a exhibit from a museum, which included a manniquin dressed in the traditional Daughters of Charity habit.

The caption noted that when this was made - in the early 1970s - they had asked the order to donate a "cornette" (headcover) to the museum. But in all France, not one existed. The sisters kindly agreed to make one up - at that time, many sisers still had lived in, and remembered, the traditional style.

The folklore museum commented that the cornette had once been one of the most familiar and characteristic sights in France, yet had vanished so suddenly.

39 posted on 05/17/2012 6:50:32 PM PDT by BlackVeil
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To: Salvation

Yikes!


40 posted on 05/17/2012 6:56:47 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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