How Nuns Work
Theophan the Recluse photo via info. Does anyone have anything to share regarding Customs of Discalced Carmelite Nuns? Hildegard von Bingen – — was a German writer, composer, philosopher, Christian mystic, Benedictine abbess, visionary, and polymath. Orthodox nuns This is true beauty! I had a page bookmarked for this community.
So recently my friend invited me to his catholic church because he says I need God in my life. (I’m an Atheist) Out of respect for him I attended.
In honor of National Catholic Sisters Week—and may I just point out that the church celebrated an entire Year of the Priest in —I would like to debunk the following five myths about women religions. These are ideas that I hear both Catholics and non-Catholics espouse which are just not true. The truth is usually much more complicated. I get this one; I really do. Just last month I was looking at family pictures, and there was my aunt, who entered the Congregation of the Humility of Mary in , kneeling at the altar in a beautiful white satin wedding dress as she began her novitiate.
It was an archetypal picture of the group of women with whom she entered, looking sincere, virginal, and pretty scared. It was the theology of the time, and I suppose for some, it made the lifetime commitment more comprehensible. It never ceases to amaze me, though, how that particular cultural image persists.