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[quote name='EmilyAnn' timestamp='1345317972' post='2469770']
Maybe it's a monastic thing? My sisters stand a lot like that in choir, only with their hands under the scapular (Benedictines wear their belt under the scapular).
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I remember 'hands under the scapular' from The Nun's Story! I think they were fictitious Benedictines as well. Benedictines always look so elegant, must be because they have had over a thousand years of practice! It is so strange how Franciscans often tuck the scapular into the belt. Most others just let it hang so that it lays flat and neat. When I first met the PCCs, I was worried that they didn't even wear a scapular because this was so unusual.

Another Roswell PCC holding her hands this way-you're right Emily Ann, it must be a monastic thing!
[img]http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e280/emmajaneberry/pccnun.jpg[/img]
(Why is this so large???)

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I think most nuns/sisters are taught to keep their hands still and 'silent' when they are not in use..............for some this involves having them under the scapular if the habit has one. It has to do with the constant state of busy we experience generally in the world, and is an antidote to this. Even now, so many years out of the convent if I am at all agitated, folding my hands calmly as if still under my scapular has a calming effect on me.

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Here some cistercian nuns with a traditional habit! They kept all the divine office in Latin, their mass in in French though.

[img]http://www.boulaur.org/abbaye-cistercienne-sainte-marie-de-boulaur/images/abbaye-de-boulaur/abbaye-de-boulaur/prof_907.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.boulaur.org/abbaye-cistercienne-sainte-marie-de-boulaur/components/com_gk3_photoslide/thumbs_big/982438chapitre.jpg[/img]

Magnificent altar:
[img]http://www.boulaur.org/abbaye-cistercienne-sainte-marie-de-boulaur/components/com_gk3_photoslide/thumbs_big/335797autel1.jpg[/img]

In their working habit:
[img]http://www.boulaur.org/abbaye-cistercienne-sainte-marie-de-boulaur/components/com_gk3_photoslide/thumbs_big/803433IMG_1296.JPG[/img]

[img]http://www.boulaur.org/abbaye-cistercienne-sainte-marie-de-boulaur/components/com_gk3_photoslide/thumbs_big/122716R__p__tition_bis_CD_029.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.boulaur.org/abbaye-cistercienne-sainte-marie-de-boulaur/components/com_gk3_photoslide/thumbs_big/46164020100717_01.jpg[/img]

An old picture showing you their religious habit is still the same:
[img]http://www.boulaur.org/abbaye-cistercienne-sainte-marie-de-boulaur/components/com_gk3_photoslide/thumbs_big/887232mere_pia3.jpg[/img]

They pray the 11th century divine liturgy of the Cistercians.

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[quote name='Studiumecclesiae' timestamp='1345471618' post='2470575']
Here some cistercian nuns with a traditional habit! They kept all the divine office in Latin, their mass in in French though.

[img]http://www.boulaur.org/abbaye-cistercienne-sainte-marie-de-boulaur/images/abbaye-de-boulaur/abbaye-de-boulaur/prof_907.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.boulaur.org/abbaye-cistercienne-sainte-marie-de-boulaur/components/com_gk3_photoslide/thumbs_big/982438chapitre.jpg[/img]

Magnificent altar:
[img]http://www.boulaur.org/abbaye-cistercienne-sainte-marie-de-boulaur/components/com_gk3_photoslide/thumbs_big/335797autel1.jpg[/img]

In their working habit:
[img]http://www.boulaur.org/abbaye-cistercienne-sainte-marie-de-boulaur/components/com_gk3_photoslide/thumbs_big/803433IMG_1296.JPG[/img]

[img]http://www.boulaur.org/abbaye-cistercienne-sainte-marie-de-boulaur/components/com_gk3_photoslide/thumbs_big/122716R__p__tition_bis_CD_029.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.boulaur.org/abbaye-cistercienne-sainte-marie-de-boulaur/components/com_gk3_photoslide/thumbs_big/46164020100717_01.jpg[/img]

An old picture showing you their religious habit is still the same:
[img]http://www.boulaur.org/abbaye-cistercienne-sainte-marie-de-boulaur/components/com_gk3_photoslide/thumbs_big/887232mere_pia3.jpg[/img]

They pray the 11th century divine liturgy of the Cistercians.
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These are beautiful pics. So this is a French community?

I love your tag by the way.

The one about being dead to the world

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Yes they're all French. They've got two monasteries there. They're contemplative nuns.

Yes I like this sentence, I think it comes from Carmel. But it's not my spirituality, too tough for me.

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[quote name='Studiumecclesiae' timestamp='1345471618' post='2470575']
Here some cistercian nuns with a traditional habit! They kept all the divine office in Latin, their mass in in French though.

[img]http://www.boulaur.org/abbaye-cistercienne-sainte-marie-de-boulaur/images/abbaye-de-boulaur/abbaye-de-boulaur/prof_907.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.boulaur.org/abbaye-cistercienne-sainte-marie-de-boulaur/components/com_gk3_photoslide/thumbs_big/982438chapitre.jpg[/img]

Magnificent altar:
[img]http://www.boulaur.org/abbaye-cistercienne-sainte-marie-de-boulaur/components/com_gk3_photoslide/thumbs_big/335797autel1.jpg[/img]

In their working habit:
[img]http://www.boulaur.org/abbaye-cistercienne-sainte-marie-de-boulaur/components/com_gk3_photoslide/thumbs_big/803433IMG_1296.JPG[/img]

[img]http://www.boulaur.org/abbaye-cistercienne-sainte-marie-de-boulaur/components/com_gk3_photoslide/thumbs_big/122716R__p__tition_bis_CD_029.jpg[/img]

[img]http://www.boulaur.org/abbaye-cistercienne-sainte-marie-de-boulaur/components/com_gk3_photoslide/thumbs_big/46164020100717_01.jpg[/img]

An old picture showing you their religious habit is still the same:
[img]http://www.boulaur.org/abbaye-cistercienne-sainte-marie-de-boulaur/components/com_gk3_photoslide/thumbs_big/887232mere_pia3.jpg[/img]

They pray the 11th century divine liturgy of the Cistercians.
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Beautiful! This habit seems identical to the Cistercians in the US...forget where they are located but they are raising money for a new monastery.

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Sisters of Life praying at Bronx abortuary. Powerful witnesses. I can't imagine what the security guard is thinking and feeling.


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[quote name='emmaberry' timestamp='1345499990' post='2470827']
Beautiful! This habit seems identical to the Cistercians in the US...forget where they are located but they are raising money for a new monastery.
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I think you must be thinking of the [url="http://www.nunocist.org/"]Cistercian nuns[/url] in Prairie du Sac, WI. :)

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[quote name='MaterMisericordiae' timestamp='1345522136' post='2471075']
I think you must be thinking of the [url="http://www.nunocist.org/"]Cistercian nuns[/url] in Prairie du Sac, WI. :)
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Yes! Thank you. I met a nun who I suppose was exclaustrated for the induction of a new abbot at the Cistercian monastery of Our Lady of Dallas. She was a joy to speak with! These nuns are wonderful.

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[quote name='emmaberry' timestamp='1345523012' post='2471083']
Yes! Thank you. I met a nun who I suppose was exclaustrated for the induction of a new abbot at the Cistercian monastery of Our Lady of Dallas. She was a joy to speak with! These nuns are wonderful.
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Whoa, so they have the traditional habit too. Well I think they have the New Mass, right?
Actually I know no cistercians at all with a Tridentine mass. :cry:

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[quote name='emmaberry' timestamp='1345523012' post='2471083']
Yes! Thank you. I met a nun who I suppose was exclaustrated for the induction of a new abbot at the Cistercian monastery of Our Lady of Dallas. She was a joy to speak with! These nuns are wonderful.
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I doubt she was exclaustrated! Exclaustration is when a religious leaves religious life for a time. They are bound by the vows and to the community but live in the world, usually have a job and almost never wear the habit. One asks for exclaustration for a very serious reason and usually it is when one is discerning whether to leave or not.

She probably just got permission to go to the Abbatial Consecration....pray that Praire du Sac starts building SOON! They really need a new monastery. Their old one is full of mold, usuitable and too small!

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[quote name='ToJesusMyHeart' timestamp='1345521101' post='2471069']
Sisters of Life praying at Bronx abortuary. Powerful witnesses. I can't imagine what the security guard is thinking and feeling.


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I did side walk counseling at this clinic for a year... that particular escort (or affectionately we call them- "deathscort" is very difficult to deal with. They are not very respectful in general, but at least they are someone civil towards the sisters. They are there at least one Saturday a month. It is soo relieving when they are there. The CFR Friars go as well. It is amazing what a difference it makes to have people praying along side you, especially religious.

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[quote name='Sr. Mary Catharine' timestamp='1345552567' post='2471203']
I doubt she was exclaustrated! Exclaustration is when a religious leaves religious life for a time. They are bound by the vows and to the community but live in the world, usually have a job and almost never wear the habit. One asks for exclaustration for a very serious reason and usually it is when one is discerning whether to leave or not.

She probably just got permission to go to the Abbatial Consecration....pray that Praire du Sac starts building SOON! They really need a new monastery. Their old one is full of mold, usuitable and too small!
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Thank you Sister! I thought exclaustrated was the right word whenever a nun is 'let out' of the enclosure. :hehe: I am glad I did not go into the cloister thinking that! Would've gotten some weird looks from the nuns when they went to the dentist and I called THAT being 'exclaustrated'!!

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