Very good post from Southern Orders, makes a sharp point about habits forming habits, pay special attention to the comments, some are really good,  especially one from a convert.

the Egyptian



Who are the ones who are most opposed to the “reform of the reform” today? It isn’t young people longing for the good old 1960 and ’70’s. It is priests and religious who spearheaded some of the mindless excesses of the 1960’s and 70’s who now are in their 60’s, 70’s and 80’s who are having the hardest time. The priest in this video states with a great deal of truth that the silliest of the changes in the Church of the 1960’s and 70’s was fomented not by the laity but by priests and liberal women religious (sisters), but he does have a historical perspective.



These are the Sisters of Saint Joseph of Corondelet of Saint Louis as they were dressed when they taught me in the late 1950’s and early 1960’s in Atlanta and Augusta (In Atlanta, St. Anthony School of the 1950’s had about 150 students in grades 1 thru 8 and about 9 sisters living in the convent to staff the school and even more sisters in the convent in Augusta at St. Mary on the Hill School!:

This is how they look today(I was particularly shocked when I went to a formal hospital fund raising gala in the early 2000’s in Augusta when two of the sisters of Saint Joseph arrived in the ballroom wearing sequined evening gowns. Fortunately very few there knew they were sisters:

Priests in cassocks:

also this links to an article from rorate-cael, about habits, quite good