Sunday Snippets: A Catholic Carnival
It’s Sunday! It’s time to share our posts and to answer the question of the week. You, too, can join in the fun at Catholic Carnival by linking up at Ryann’s Place.
Question of the week: Were there any religious sisters in your parish when you were growing up? Are there any now? Which community (ies)?
When I was attending our parish parochial school, the Sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame (founded in Montreal in 1652 by St. Marguerite Bourgeoys) taught there and they continue to teach there today. At that time, they wore full habits, with full length skirts (covering the ankles) and rosaries around their waists. You can view the older habit here. Today, they dress in modern, but conservative clothing — shorter skirts, blouses, and blazers.
Here is a sampling of my blog posts for this past week:
Known as the “Lily of the Mohawks” and the “Geneviève of New France,” St. Kateri Tekakwitha’s feast day was Monday. St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native American saint in the United States.
On Thursday, we remembered the Blessed Carmelite martyrs of Compiègne — the sixteen Carmelites caught up in the French Revolution were guillotined at the Place du Trône Renversé (now called Place de la Nation), in Paris.