Tuesday, October 05, 2010

Gee - That's different! More odd religious habits...





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  1. Anonymous12:06 PM

    Sorry, but the top photo are simply Dominican Laity who have received their Dominican scapular.
    Not exactly ODD. They only wear it outside their clothing at meetings or the day they received the scapular.

    I'm sure if you wear the brown scapular you don't consider it odd.

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  2. Mr. Terry, you crack me up!!:-)!!

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  3. Good thing all the nuns that wore mini-skirts wear pants suits now...can you imagine Sr. Joan in a mini?!

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  4. The 2nd picture is the traditional Bridgettine headware that goes back centuries. Still think it is strange however.

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  5. Hey Ter! That picture of the nun in the mini-skirt...is that Cath?

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  6. The last time I provided commentary on this subject I think I got in trouble. I will be quiet, now...

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  7. Maria: Don't be quiet! Let it go!! We're waiting...:-)!

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  8. The Brigintines have been around for a long, long time. They were wearing those habits before anyone's idea of of odd developed.

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  9. it's not a mini-skirt..

    It hits right above the top of the kneecap..

    When I was in the Air Force our dress blue skirts were like that--1 inch above to 1 inch below the kneecap..

    In a REAL mini you can't sit down without causing scandal... :) that's why pantihose was invented :)

    In a previous life I also had a candy striper uniform that was like that....add a red and white striped smock... and the sister nurses that worked in my hospital had uniforms like that too. Although they wore white nurses shoes..their veils were shoulder length like this one... I wonder if she is a sister nurse??

    Sara

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  10. Sara: You are adorable...I say this with all chaste love, and all...I love it!!:-)!

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  11. Why thank you Father..

    I've spent the past couple of days playing in the dust and dirt...so glad I have a bit of a sense of humor left :)

    Sara

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  12. the one gang appear to be Grey Nuns of the Sacred Heart. Their weird habit was based on the traditional garb for widows ("widow's weeds") which also surrounded the face in a heart-shaped frame.

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  13. Thanks Tubbs - I just couldn't resist the photo so I had to include them.

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  14. Anonymous3:48 PM

    Just a thought:

    Thses habits reflected a time and culture that they were founded in. Hence the "widows weeds" w and such. but the lay doomican scapular seems a little to long then normal. and the "habits of the hearlds of the gospel seem down right silly.

    love the blog even though i cant say i agree on everything.

    -a member of a secular institute.

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  15. Jimmy4:10 PM

    Who are the lads in the medieval knights gear?

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