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Can we please not fight about this - the subject has been discussed ad nauseum in other posts.  I think we all agree - the people are more important than the externals but for some people - clearly not all - the witness and tradition of the habit are important.  Let it go.

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Yes, Anneline. apparently a bishop decided that all the unrelieved black might discourage vocations, so he urged them to adopt a veil with white trim and a white collar....

FP was paying a compliment, saying that he likes habits. :)

It was the Daughters of Charity's headgear that god them nicknamed "God's Geese."

I love this habit! This wass the habit of the Sisters of Loreto:

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Some of the other old habits look SO uncomfortable, though! =P

 

That habit looks rather comfortable compared to others.  It lacks a stiff headdress and doesn't look too bulky.  It's also very becoming.  :)
 

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The Lorettos revised their habit when they needed to drive. It also was dangerous when they were walking and trying to cross the street--no peripheral vision!  And keep in mind that they worked mostly in the American South and Southwest--hot. [Learned all this both from research and from several friends in the community. But it is becoming as portrayed in the photo....

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This was actually their original habit - the sister here died in 1915.

 

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After they modified the one with the white inside veil, they went to this modified habit:

 

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A lot of communities had several versions of their habit; as Nunsuch pointed out, many times they had to modify them when the sisters started driving, etc.

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