Thursday, July 27, 2006

Authentic Religious

Nuns in Burlington, Vermont.

Don't ever search for "Nuns" on google images if you can help it. Most of the pictures either profane religious sisters or worse. But I did find this wonderful website with pictures of Sisters from all over the world and most of the pictures are 75-50 years old. A nice website to show your daughters. Hint. Hint.

It was this article in the Boston Globe
that sent me looking for images. Upshot- older nuns are retiring and there isn't enough money to take care of them. The moral is once again how awful the Catholic Church is and now they won't even take care of retired sisters. Sigh. I haven't seen any homeless nuns so somehow I think they are going to be okay.

I knew of only two religious sisters growing up in Vermont- no,not these two. They wore polyester pantsuits and lived in an apartment. It was all very progressive... and boring. But there are still a few good sisters around.


Jovan-Marya Weismiller, T.O.Carm. said...


For five years I lived just a few blocks from the North American Motherhouse of the Sister Servants of Mary ( They are a Spanish foundation, some of whose Sisters were martyred during the Spanish Civil War.

The reason I bring this up is that on major Feasts of our Lady, they would walk to the Cathedral of St Peter in which Parish there House is, across the street from my house. The older nuns, formed in the "Spirit of VII" wear "conservative" habits: skirts below the knees, blue or white blouse and a "beanie" wimple as I call it. The younger nuns (and postulants) who are mostly Hispanic and Vietnamese wear the full traditional habit! It is a beautiful site to see them all walking together.

JPSonnen said...

nice site with the nun photos. many thanks!

Thomas Shawn said...

I wonder if there is a link between the poverty (i.e. lack of vocations) and those same polyester pant suits, gaia worship, liberation theology and other novelties.