20 November 2010

Nuns on the Mountain


We were out climbing in the mountains around here today. I was coming down from the summit of one of the peaks when I saw a nun...Benedictine, I believe, coming up. She was in her habit. Then I passed more and more. It looked like the entire convent was climbing the mountain. They were all in their habits, veil and all. One was carrying a rosary in her hand. Now...if nuns can wear their habits to climb a mountain, why can't more of us secular priests get up the nerve to wear the cassock down here in town?