Monday, October 24, 2011

The Nun's Habit

with my former colleagues with the RVM sisters on a community mission

I stumbled upon this old picture of old friends from my previous school and I quite miss my time with the Religious of the Virgin Mary Sister where oftentimes they wear their grey and white habit.

What is a Nun's Habit anyway?. Wikipedia says, A religious habit is a distinctive set of garments worn by members of a religious order. Traditionally some plain garb recognisable as a religious habit has also been worn by those leading the religious eremitic and anachoritic life, although in their case without conformity to a particular uniform style.

Different congregations have their own unique habit for nuns and priests and this habit forms their identification. I say that there are also interesting fancy nun's habits that caught my attention.

Irregardless of how the congregation requires their habits, as a civilian, habit means service and faith to me.