Monday, January 23, 2012

Muñequitos Monasticos: Benedictine Nuns

If the Franciscan friar is the archetype of a Catholic monastic, the image that comes to mind when people discuss such matters, then the nuns of the Order of St. Benedict with their distinctive black and white habits have to be the female version. Traditionally it is a black and white habit, but today you have many communities of sisters that opt out of the traditional and even discernible habit. Rendering some to even be indistinguishable from non-consecrated religious women.

Some notable Benedictine nuns are St. Scholastica(sister of St. Benedict of Nursia), St. Walburga, and soon to be canonized and made a Doctor of the Church Bl. Hildegard of Bingen.

Here I have a representation of a Benedictine Abbess.

Benedictine Monk post here

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