The Holy Habit: My Pride, My Honor, My Glory

Since our Christmas activities ended, the cloth room has been very busy preparing Elizabeth’s’ bridal gown for the day of her betrothal to Jesus on February 13. 

Elizabeth finalizing her first completed habit!  While Sr. Cecilia Maria cuts material for the second one.

Elizabeth finalizing her first completed habit! While Sr. Cecilia Maria cuts material for the second one.

Christie Anna creates markings to cut material for Elizabeth's second habit.

Christie Anna creates markings to cut material for Elizabeth’s second habit.

Elizabeth is writing a meditation on the meaning of her new religious name and title and I am looking forward to sharing that with you!  In the meantime here is a reflection from Passionist Nun – Venerable Mother Maria Magdalena, C.P. upon her reception of the religious habit.

Love of the holy habit

In spite of the fact that some twenty-three years have passed since that happy day (June 27, 1927), I still feel sentiments of veneration and gratitude to Jesus Crucified and to His sorrowful Mother because of the great manifestation of love and predilection. Time has not diminished my love and respect for this precious gift of Mary; rather, it seems that the passing of the years has made it more meaningful and more cherished.

Oh holy habit! You are my great consolation in the sorrows and afflictions of life; my shield and security in the dangers of exile; my pride, my honor and my glory while I live upon this earth.

 

15 thoughts on “The Holy Habit: My Pride, My Honor, My Glory

  1. I wish I could have your help with habit-making! Somehow the veil I made with a glue gun and a leftover Halloween Batman cape for my daughter’s vocation day at school does not quite look authentic!

    • Oh my! I must say we have tried many ways to keep a veil in place but we’ve never tried a hot glue gun! But don’t fret too much; my mom turned my Halloween witch’s costume into a nuns’ habit for career day during Catholic School week 30 plus years ago and look where I ended up! 🙂

  2. It is such a beautiful time for Elizabeth. Love the pictures of her holy habit in the making. Be assured of my prayers and thankfulness of her vocation. God bless you all.

  3. Elizabeth must be very excited and looking forward to the big day when she will become a Bride of Christ with a new name and wear the habit for the first imd. Will keep her in my prayers and look forward to those photos.

  4. Thank you so very much for sharing this joyful post! Will be keeping Elizabeth in my prayers as her wedding day approaches! I am a Secular Discalced Carmelite, & my OCDS name is Mary Elizabeth of Christ Crucified. The words of this beautiful article reminded me of the identity our religious names give to us! God bless all of you!

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