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Religious Garb and Habit

Article focuses on wardrobe, not beauty of consecrated virginity vocation

Blog Published: August 6, 2008

Why, just the other day I was donning my cycling habit — coolmax tank top, cool biker-dude sunglasses, and black spandex short ...

Thoughts on Habits

Blog Published: May 2, 2008

While the habit does not make the nun, it is a part of religious life.

How to Make a Nun’s Habit

Blog Published: March 24, 2008

Over the last year I’ve received requests from folks about how to make habits and where to find sewing patterns and fabric. I’m hoping that you might have some suggestions for me to pass along to these folks.

Catholic Chicago at the Chicago History Museum

Blog Published: March 17, 2008

Saturday was field trip day. I saddled up my trusty mountain bike and prepared to traverse the city of Chicago in search of the Chicago History Museum. I write “search” because I have this terrible habit of being able to picture where something, setting out to get there, and then realizing I’m not sure where exactly it is.

Taking the Habit

Blog Published: October 10, 2007

When I professed final vows, I did not expect to feel any different than I had because I’d been with the community for approximately 10 years already.

Eternally Cool Fashion?

Blog Published: September 7, 2007

... the copy for the ad reads, “Vanity Never Stops” and the images are of “nuns” whose elaborately shaped veils hint at exotic hairstyles beneath the drapery.

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Nuns: Perceptions and Assumptions

Blog Published: May 28, 2007

It is not often that I feel compelled to respond to someone’s comment in an actual post. But a recent comment touches on nun issues that I hear from folks from time to time. I am grateful for those who articulate how they feel about nuns even when it takes the form of respectful criticism. Your feedback is important and helps us nuns to reflect seriously on our ministry and life and on how people perceive us.

Habits Revisted

Blog Published: December 20, 2006

In my post TIME magazine article on nuns, veils, and blogs, Hans wrote a thoughtful comment about habits and his experience with the habit. He aptly notes that the modern view on habits is quite mixed.