Today’s Google Doodle Honors Sister Corita Kent

Google Doodle honoring the work of Sister Corita Kent

I almost missed this!  Today's Google Doodle honors Sister Corita Kent, the IHM sister whose artwork, with its messages of love and peace, was plastered all over my dorm room at the University of Michigan in the early '70s.I think my favorite--which I no longer have, but which is in mothball storage somewhere in my brain--wasBut there's so much in her work that's just so good.    … [Read more...]

Mark Zuckerberg, the Sisters of Mercy, and the Simple Life

Nun in habit

Back in the days when religious sisters wore habits, it was commonly understood that there were several reasons why religious orders embraced the veil.  Long robes to the floor and wimples that hid the neck were modest, to be sure, obscuring the body's soft curves.What's more, their long habits freed religious sisters from fashion needs which consumed the time and energy of other women:  things like hair rollers and bobby pins, earrings and necklaces, lacy slips and blouses, nylon stoc … [Read more...]

Sauter de Joie! Young Parisian Religious in Notre Dame Flash Mob

Brothers and Sisters at Notre Dame

Oh happy day!Toe-tapping fun:  On January 19, 2012, six hundred young religious brothers and sisters dance before Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, in an extraordinary flash mob.I know that in 2012, the famed Cathedral was celebrating its 850th anniversary.  I'm not sure, though, just why these happy men and women were gathered on that particular cold afternoon.  Obviously, though, they're having a good time! … [Read more...]