A little while ago, I showed a picture to my second graders that caught their attention. It was a drawing of a Sister in a black and white habit teaching school children. A hand goes up, “Sister, why is the Sister wearing black?”
As we, the Marian Sisters of Santa Rosa, are the only Sisters these little ones have seen,
But perhaps more importantly than questioning the assumptions of the world or even being an eschatological sign of the world to come, the Sister in habit shows little Violets, or Emilys, or Sofias that they too could possibly be Sisters. For Our Lord is still calling women to don habits… and some may even wear pink!