The habits look much better!

I like these Carmelites in Los Angeles who work with children and the elderly. This order is brimming with new vocations of young women, but I can never get used to them making their novices wear the (shudder) really awful blue uniform of a postulant (with a white veil) until they are just four months away from making their first, or simple, vows.

Here we see four novices getting invested in the habit. You have to scroll down and click on the slideshow. They look very happy! And very, very tall.

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