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The Wedding Dress Orders (For Us Romantics)

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InPersonaChriste
So before I take over the Hair thread I thought it would be better if we made our on thread. I absoloutely love the wedding dress used for investiture ceremonies.

Orders I know of:

[url="http://icrsp.org/IMAGES-APOSTOLATS/IMAGES-2010/Gricigliano/Prise-Habit/Prise-Habit.htm"]Adorers of the Royal Heart of Jesus[/url]

[url="http://benedictinesofmary.org/content/formation"]Benedictines Of Mary, Queen of the Apostles[/url]

[img]http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_gQoa_atqs-E/S0aFUtSl6OI/AAAAAAAACc4/9Ah9-wgnMDk/s400/DSC04556.JPG[/img]

[img]http://icrsp.org/IMAGES-APOSTOLATS/IMAGES-2010/Gricigliano/Prise-Habit/VL3W6379.jpg[/img]

More to come, I just am pulling a blank at the orders! haha

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brandelynmarie
[img]http://poorclares.files.wordpress.com/2008/08/clothing-21.jpg?w=510[/img]

Poor Clare Colettines Edited by brandelynmarie

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brandelynmarie
[img]http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3029/2705125078_a2f1ed0795_z.jpg[/img]

No idea. :idontknow: Edited by brandelynmarie

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brandelynmarie
[img]http://cache4.asset-cache.net/xc/50490187.jpg?v=1&c=IWSAsset&k=2&d=E41C9FE5C4AA0A14430FF3EDB6939D87D0A7E33B7DC0A02F0A8541A6D3C766AAB01E70F2B3269972[/img]

Carmelites, most likely an active order. Edited by brandelynmarie

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InPersonaChriste
[quote name='brandelynmarie' timestamp='1318952749' post='2323203']
Poor Clares

[img]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v320/Lilllabettt/018.jpg[/img]
[/quote]


Poor Clare Colettines?

[url="http://www.poorclarecolettines-cleveland.org/index.htm"]Poor Clare Colettines, Cleveland Ohio[/url]

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brandelynmarie
Benedictines of Mary, Queen of the Apostles

[img]http://www.overheardinthesacristy.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/benedictine-postulants-1.JPG[/img]

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IgnatiusofLoyola
In a 2006(?) video, the Dominican nuns of Lockport, LA showed the clothing of a novice who entered the chapel wearing a wedding dress.

I've never heard of another Dominican Community where the postulant wore a wedding dress. But then, I am FAR from an expert on Dominican Communities.

Also, the Lockport Dominicans seem to have fallen off the radar. Their last post in their blog was in October 2010. There was an active poster in VS, "Saint Therese" who joined the Lockport Dominicans in May(?) 2010, but it appears that none of us have kept in contact with her. I think about her sometimes and pray that all is well, and that she became a novice last spring.

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IgnatiusofLoyola
[quote name='MarysLittleFlower' timestamp='1318960559' post='2323250']
this is beautiful :)

do they receive wedding rings too?
[/quote]

It's been a long time since I saw the video, so I don't remember. But, the video should still be on YouTube.

I (think) I've seen some Dominican communities that do not wear rings. Am I imagining this? Edited by IgnatiusofLoyola

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Lisa
[quote name='IgnatiusofLoyola' timestamp='1318962213' post='2323267']

I (think) I've seen some Dominican communities that do not wear rings. Am I imagining this?
[/quote]

You're correct- I know the NDs/DSMME don't wear wedding rings. The story I heard was that in some war time (possibly the Civil War), the Sisters melted down their wedding rings to sell the gold and help the poor. They continued this tradition, and the DSMME carried on this tradition when they started their new community from the NDs.

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OnlySunshine
The Schoenstatt Sisters of Mary in Waukesha, WI (before receiving the habit):

[img]http://schsrsmary.org/images/formation-3.jpg[/img]

the171 posted some pictures of the Lafayette Carmel's investiture, and the novices wear wedding dresses before receiving the habit.

The Carmelites of Mary (O.Carm.) in Wahpeton, ND (before receiving the habit):


[img]http://dane.weber.org/carmelofmary/wedding.jpg[/img]

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InPersonaChriste
[url="http://www.poorclaressantabarbara.org/who.html"]Poor Clares of Santa Barbara[/url]


[img]http://www.poorclaressantabarbara.org/images/M1-4.jpg[/img][img]http://www.poorclaressantabarbara.org/images/M1-1.jpg[/img]

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OnlySunshine
Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate:

[img]http://marymediatrix.com/images/stories/rel_life/sisters/fsi_novice2.jpg[/img]

Not exactly a wedding gown, per se, but the Sisters of Reparation have the novice-to-be process in with a long lace veil, instead of the black postulant veil, and a candle:

[img]http://www.sistersofreparation.org/Vocations/Novice1.jpg[/img]

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Sr Mary Catharine OP
[quote name='IgnatiusofLoyola' timestamp='1318962213' post='2323267']

It's been a long time since I saw the video, so I don't remember. But, the video should still be on YouTube.

I (think) I've seen some Dominican communities that do not wear rings. Am I imagining this?
[/quote]

It's been a off and on thing. The moniales didn't wear a ring until after Vat II although it's in the old 1932 Ceremonial. I heard that it was because we weren't making solemn vows after the French revolution. The nuns (all cloistered nuns) began making solemn vows again after about 1945-1950.

We wear wedding rings but no wedding dress. A few wore them way back around 1920 but it stopped. It was a Dominican tradition. We are more in the Cistercian tradition of a certain stark beauty and simplicity.

But oh, how I missed not having a crown of flowers at profession! :-(

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IgnatiusofLoyola
[quote name='Sr. Mary Catharine' timestamp='1318966402' post='2323299']

It's been a off and on thing. The moniales didn't wear a ring until after Vat II although it's in the old 1932 Ceremonial. I heard that it was because we weren't making solemn vows after the French revolution. The nuns (all cloistered nuns) began making solemn vows again after about 1945-1950.

We wear wedding rings but no wedding dress. A few wore them way back around 1920 but it stopped. It was a Dominican tradition. We are more in the Cistercian tradition of a certain stark beauty and simplicity.

But oh, how I missed not having a crown of flowers at profession! :-(
[/quote]

I was hoping you would log in and give us your "expert" information on this. (So much better than a bunch of us sitting around guessing!)

And, if you ever hear anything about the Lockport Community that you feel comfortable sharing on the Internet, I think that at least those of us who knew "Saint Therese" would appreciate anything you could share.

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