Saturday, January 9, 2010

Proper Nuns or A Good Habit to Keep

Now those are real Sisters, the ones that taught me for the first 3 grades in public school, that lived in a convent and led us in prayer, not the happy clappy polyester nightmares of today that live in condos and priest less rectories "because no one lives where they work anymore". Sad to witness the decline of such a good order, instead of looking like nuns they now look like little old ladies that are soon to the nursing home, cute frocks, ear rings and pearls, lets not forget the tiny cross on their blouse to tell the world that "I am a religious" may they learn from the Dominicans and reclain their heritage before it's too late.

I'm not holding my breath.

The Egyptian

Pioneer Group

1957: “Pioneer group of Sisters of the Precious Blood who will be the first members of their religious congregation to engage in missionary work in Chile, South America, received a blessing from Archbishop Karl J. Alter before embarking on their new career last week. Left to right are Sister Mary Geneva, Sister Mary Ignatius, Sister Mary John, Archbishop Alter, Mother Mary Aquinas, Superior General of the congregation, who is accompanying the missionary sisters to Chile and will return to the U.S. after they take up residence there; and Sister Mary Amelia. In Chile, the sisters will teach in St. Gaspar's School, which is attached to Santo Domingo Parish, the Vicariate of the Precious Blood Fathers who have been serving in South America for several years.” (The Catholic Telegraph-Register, January 4, 1957)

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