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It should be borne in mind that there is no preference expressed in the liturgical legislation for either “versus populum” or “ad orientem.” Since both positions enjoy the favor of law, the legislation may not be invoked to say that one position or the other accords more closely with the mind of the Church.
— Congregation for Divine Worship (Vatican City), 10 April 2000

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A Visual Chronicle of Parish Life: Day 3
published 26 February 2014 by Gwyneth Holston

T IS A GREAT TRAGEDY that the habits of the Daughters of Charity have gone by the wayside. One finds them in the photographs of Henri Cartier Bresson, Jimmy Stewart films, French paintings…they are everywhere!

There is something about the way that their veil catches the light that makes them irresistible to visual artists. It is interesting to note that the artist who created this painting, Henriette Browne, was most known for her paintings of exotic oriental theme. Apparently, the coronette of these nuns made them exotic enough to be worthy of her attention. Click on the image to view it larger.


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