Thursday, March 31, 2011
Our sisters received their cuculla at the time of final profession of vows and wore it for special occasions--feast day liturgies, for instance. They had the wide sleeves, but were hoodless. In the early 1960s they stopped being worn in our community, though I know of at least one US community who still uses them.
The word I received from some who wore them (over their habits) was that they made events quite warm, especially in the summer!
Prayer shawls are actually quite popular these days. This one can be ordered from amazon.com
And here's another member of the family of this type of clothing: a cappa magna, a ceremonial train usually worn by a cardinal.
I doubt that amazon.com carries these.
Well, this ends my little winter diversion called Old Monastic Stuff (OMS). I certainly enjoyed finding things that I hoped would be of as much interest to you as they were to me. Spring is (slowly) arriving in Erie and our activities are picking up a pace so I'll be turning my attention back to weekly doings that come my way. Thanks for all the encouragement, especially with this feature, OMS.
Posted by Susan Doubet, OSB at 5:57 AM