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[quote name='nunsense' post='1837640' date='Apr 16 2009, 07:22 PM']I don't know if anyone has posted this one - but I like it - the postulant outfit from the Sound of Music - it has a short black cape - and I like the white band on the veil.

[img]http://www.geocities.com/annierosha/sound_of_music_maria_nun_julie_andrews.jpg[/img][/quote]

I totally agree. I think the habits in that movie are so beautiful and the postulant outfit is very nice with the cape and the veil. In fact, when I was very young and I saw that movie for the first time, I told my mom, "I want to be a nun!"

A little OT: It annoys me SO much when Maria is described as a novice. In fact, on the guide on my TV, it says "A NOVITIATE leaves her convent to become a governess..." Really? The entire novitiate? :lol_roll: Anyway, it doesn't matter. It's still one of my favorite movies ever. (On second thought, however, maybe novitiate can be used in that sense? I know if one is a postulant one is still "in the novitiate"...Oh well. Overthinking things!)

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[quote name='mantellata' timestamp='1346541029' post='2477341'] Prayers that they get back to you quickly -- waiting for acceptance is such a hard thing... worse than interviewing for job positions I

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

[quote name='nunsense' post='1837640' date='Apr 16 2009, 07:22 PM']I don't know if anyone has posted this one - but I like it - the postulant outfit from the Sound of Music - it has a short black cape - and I like the white band on the veil.

[img]http://www.geocities.com/annierosha/sound_of_music_maria_nun_julie_andrews.jpg[/img][/quote]

Oooo! :clapping:

I've always wanted a cape. :love:

All I have is my black button-up poncho... :hehe:

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the Sacramentine Poor Clares in my city wear (the postulants) a brown jumper, tan-long sleeves and a black mantilla. I think the hair is already cut. I am not sure.

With the Intercessors of the Lamb, postulants wear long-sleeves colored teal. Men wear pants and women wear blouses and very short veils.

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[quote name='tnavarro61' post='1849830' date='Apr 27 2009, 03:53 AM']the Sacramentine Poor Clares in my city wear (the postulants) a brown jumper, tan-long sleeves and a black mantilla. I think the hair is already cut. I am not sure.

With the Intercessors of the Lamb, postulants wear long-sleeves colored teal. Men wear pants and women wear blouses and very short veils.[/quote]

I've not heard of Sacramentine Poor Clares before - at least I don't think I have - are they in the US?

The Nahsville Dominican postulants also wear a black mantilla...I think Julie Andrews' habit above is about the nicest postulant outfit I've seen so far.

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[b]Osapientia[/b], This links to the Nuns's Pictures Thread: [url="http://www.phatmass.com/phorum/index.php?showtopic=67897&st=320&p=1309156&#entry1309156"]http://www.phatmass.com/phorum/index.php?s...p;#entry1309156[/url]

Scroll a little an you'll see the pictures of the Sacramentine Capuchin Poor Clares. Scroll down a little and you'll see the addresses.

They don't have in USA but many in Mexico. Not all Cap poor Clares are Sacramentine. Their main charism i think is perpetual adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. They wear mantles too.

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The Minim nuns wear a white long sleeves and a black jumper, but no veils. Hair is already cut.

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[quote name='tnavarro61' post='1852091' date='Apr 29 2009, 07:23 AM'][b]Osapientia[/b], This links to the Nuns's Pictures Thread: [url="http://www.phatmass.com/phorum/index.php?showtopic=67897&st=320&p=1309156&#entry1309156"]http://www.phatmass.com/phorum/index.php?s...p;#entry1309156[/url]

Scroll a little an you'll see the pictures of the Sacramentine Capuchin Poor Clares. Scroll down a little and you'll see the addresses.

They don't have in USA but many in Mexico. Not all Cap poor Clares are Sacramentine. Their main charism i think is perpetual adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. They wear mantles too.

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The Minim nuns wear a white long sleeves and a black jumper, but no veils. Hair is already cut.[/quote]

Thanks very much for the info. I appreciate that.

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[quote name='InPersonaChriste' timestamp='1326162577' post='2366117']
The uglier the postulant garb, the humbler you have to become..
not to mention the more excited you get when you finally recieve the habit...

just saying...
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hm... the whole thread was started over my community's postulant outfit. I actually think they're beautiful (maybe an acquired taste?) :unsure:
Anyway, the outfit doesn't really matter at all- I'm just excited to take the first step toward uniting my entire being with Christ under the mantle of the Blessed Mother! :nun1:

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[url="http://www.sisterservants.org/images/DSC07181_2_001.jpg"]http://www.sisterservants.org/images/DSC07181_2_001.jpg[/url]

This postulant dress as well as the habit are very aesthectically pleasing and professional looking that is important with their apostalate - Retreat Center.

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I admit I do not like the traditional postulants outfit. Skirt or pinafore (jumper) with a shirt it bears a strong resemblence to an old-fashioned schoolgirl's uniform (at least here in the UK). I don't know about in other countries but here there is a lot of sexualisation of the school girl outfit in the media. Something I have always thought to be unacceptable.
Therefore as a grown woman I do not want to dress in anything like a school girl outfit. I would rather wear every day clothes.
I think a demure all in one dress in black or navy would be razzle dazzle something like the modified habits you see in some orders.

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Ok I typed C O O L and got razzle dazzle what's going on? Is this like that coagulated milk / C H E E S E thing? Or talk like a pirate day?

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