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I think that the postulants of the Regular Canonesses of the Mother of God have a very appealing outfit with their veils and capes.

See picture in Nuns Picture Thread....................Post Jennirom Aug.26th.

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I was told the SMMC postulants wear a veil since Mother knew the postulants would be working in a school with younger kids. She wanted the kids to understand the postulants were "Sisters in training"

I seem to be somewhat in a minority, but I actually do like the Ann Arbor and Nashville postulant outfits. Here's what I'm going to be wearing: (it's the only picture I can find that shows the outfit

Those are some nice pictures! I definitely like that style of veil that the Lockport Dominicans have. That's what I'd want if I were a religious--a full black veil with a white robe, white scapular and Dominican black cloak.

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I remembered this thread from a while back. These sisters, the Benedictines of Mary, seem to have a nice habit for the postulants.
[url="http://benedictinesofmary.blogspot.com/2007/12/we-dreamt-of-white-christmas.html"]http://benedictinesofmary.blogspot.com/200...-christmas.html[/url]

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[quote name='DameAgnes' post='1440702' date='Jan 1 2008, 01:32 AM']I remembered this thread from a while back. These sisters, the Benedictines of Mary, seem to have a nice habit for the postulants.
[url="http://benedictinesofmary.blogspot.com/2007/12/we-dreamt-of-white-christmas.html"]http://benedictinesofmary.blogspot.com/200...-christmas.html[/url]

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I found it rather hard at first to see which one was the postulant (at the far right, right? :) ). It's easier with the picture on their home page, I think: [url="http://www.benedictinesofmary.org/"]http://www.benedictinesofmary.org/[/url]

I feel a bit mixed about it: it's absolutely beautiful as a mode of dress, but it's not very different from the habit. And I think it should be a bit more different.

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Random thoughts--

1) I like the jumper. I went to Catholic school and that's what we wore grades 1-6 (7-8 it was a skirt/blouse). It's generally flattering and it's easy to wear. As long as it's functional, I'm in.
2) I think it should be flattering, but not necessarily "Pretty". I like pretty clothes and all, but that's part of what I'd leave behind once I joined an order (along with make-up, too, I'm guessing, which kind of scares me more than the clothes! I love my mascara. :lol: )

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I agree that it should be different from the fully professed habit, but I do think that it can be similar in some respects ( such as color or length ) like the CFR sisters. The outfit seem to be function and modest and although it is a similar length and color, one would not confuse it with the habit.

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DominicanPhilosophy

My favorite postulant oufit, of course, is that of the Nashville Dominicans. It is "aesthetically pleasing," yet simple and humble with a modest Dominican cross pin. I don't particularly care for the DSMMEs' postulant outfits, but I wouldn't say they are "notoriously unattractive." The postulancy is a period of no true commitment, and wearing a full habit or something extremely "aesthetically pleasing" could cause a postulant to stay when it isn't her true call. Also, postulants tend to stay at the Motherhouse [or formation house], so it's not necessary to wear something especially "pleasing to the eye."

[img]http://nashvilledominican.org/News/Community_News/Photos/postulants/DSC_0116-40.jpg[/img]

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Ahhh! I know one of those postulants! ^_^

To stay on topic, I agree with DP. The Nashville Dominican's postulant outfits are practical. It doesn't matter what they look like, as long as it upholds the dignity of the Vocation and is also practical for daily living.

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