Tuesday, July 12, 2011
I first observed the phenomenon of faux-nuns when I was invited by a friend to go to monthly Holy Hours at a convent. I noticed a lot of girls were wearing long skirts and oversized crosses around their necks. They did not wear makeup. I kept confusing them with the postulants. But they were not postulants. They were just dressed almost identically to the nuns.
Ms. Ely provides some insight into a phenomenon that I had not noticed before, but seems to be somewhat prevalent. "What are you retreating from", indeed.