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“Sacred music, being a complementary part of the solemn liturgy, participates in the general scope of the liturgy, which is the glory of God and the sanctification and edification of the faithful. It contributes to the decorum and the splendor of the ecclesiastical ceremonies, and since its principal office is to clothe with suitable melody the liturgical text proposed for the understanding of the faithful, its proper aim is to add greater efficacy to the text, in order that through it the faithful may be the more easily moved to devotion and better disposed for the reception of the fruits of grace belonging to the celebration of the most holy mysteries.”
— Pope Saint Pius X

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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.


GWYN_Sisters of Mercy