Sunday, January 18, 2009

What We Did Today

We attended Mass and the celebration of vows of Sisters from the Missionary Sisters of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of the World. Mass was celebrated by our Apostolic Nuncio. One Sister made her perpetual profession; one the renewal of vows and one was admitted to the novitiate.

It was simply beautiful. Sounds trite but I really thought it was beautiful to see those Sisters and their devotion.

I also thought it was important for my kids to see such a celebration, to see these nuns and to pray during the ceremony.

I remember watching The Nun's Story on TV, a re-run, when I was young. I found the whole clothing ceremony in that movie to be breathtaking. Haunting. Touching. Audrey Hepburn as the main character, puts away the clothing of the world ( in that case a bridal gown) and dons the full habit.

I wasn't even Catholic then but was moved by that scene. By the whole movie, actually. And I promptly borrowed the book from the public library, my own little religion unschooling-rabbit-trail.


molly said...

I, too, love to have my dc witness these ceremonies. They are as powerful as a wedding and I like to cultivate the possibilities.

Erin said...

What an incredible experience. I'd love my dc to see that. I still remember seeing a Carmelite Sister's clothing when I was a small child.