Sept 27 - Cowls and Cloaks

Cistercian Cowls

The arrival of autumn is cooling our Iowa mornings and evenings so we will resume wearing our cowls and cloaks at Vigils this morning. 


Cistercian Cowlfrom Constitutions and Statutes of the Monks and Nuns of the Cistercian Order of the Strict Observance:

C.12: The characteristic Cistercian habit is the white cowl. Given at solemn profession it is a sign both of a monk’s consecration and of the unity of the whole Order.

ST 12.B: Temporarily professed and novices wear a cloak instead of the cowl.

Author: New Melleray

Tags: Cistercian Cowl, Solemn Profession, Monastic Consecration

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