Talk:Religious habit

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Samples[edit]

I put this here from the article, because an empty table is not usefull.--Hun2 16:08, 31 January 2006 (UTC)


== Samples of habits ==

Order Habit
Benedictine  
Christian Brother  
Cistercian  
Dominican  
Franciscan  
Jesuit  
Passionist  
Redemptorist  

If anyone wants to hand draw them, the pictures are here: http://www.catholic-forum.com/saints/ncd03798.htm --evrik (talk) 17:57, 26 March 2007 (UTC)

De-stubbed[edit]

This article appears to be of an appropriate length for the subject matter under discussion. It is also appropriately categorized and wikified.

By nature, stubbing and tagging articles devalues them, giving them an aura of unreliability and making them seem less credible. As part of my personal campaign to free up articles that have been stubbed and tagged without cause, this article has been disenstubified.

If any editor disagrees, and would rather re-stub it than improve it by adding actual content, please discuss here. The Editrix 18:21, 6 June 2006 (UTC)

I think that the article could stand with a formal reference, and maybe a few picutres of various habits. Also, would I be justified in thinking that the term applys to Orthodox and maybe Anglicans as well? Badbilltucker 20:31, 4 January 2007 (UTC)

Nun's Habit[edit]

It should be noted that the so-called traditional nun's habit described herein is not "the traditional nun's habit;" rather, it is the *stereotypical* nun's habit of the Roman Catholic Carmelite order, known for its work in elementary education. Films, particularly of the early 20th Century (e.g., The Bells of Saint Mary's) showed nuns in the habit of the order that sponsored the school shown. Because these were the habits seen by the masses, they then became the stereotype. In Roman Catholicism, there has never been an all encompassing traditional habit except within an order, and even then, the Mother of a convent house might declare exceptions to the general Rule.

Please verify these facts before posting generalizations about a religion. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 168.223.186.90 (talk) 15:44, 3 June 2009 (UTC)

  • You are absolutely correct, and my attempt to describe the nun's habit is far too general. What this section truly needs is a classification system or template that describes the habits of nuns of all of the current and former Catholic/ Christian religious orders. Finding the fragmentary and stereotypical elements I described here already took several days of research-- a true expert's guidance is needed to elaborate on this section and make it order-specific. Any takers?? KDS4444Talk 02:39, 13 June 2009 (UTC)

You're right this article DOES describe the stereotypical habit of a nun, ONLY. Or better put, the historical habit of a nun. Modern nuns from several orders do not wear the full habit any longer. I had two great aunts who went from full habit in the 1930s to an outfit that consisted of a dark skirt (knee-length), white blouse, and veil by the late 1960s. So the person who said "please verify these facts before posting generalizations about a religion" doesn't know the Catholic religion awfully well if they think that all Catholic nuns still wear this type of garment, or that this article does not need improvement. Catholicism in the United States underwent historical changes after Vatican II. And by now you can verify that in any history about the church. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 172.190.125.25 (talk) 08:00, 2 January 2010 (UTC)

Another thing would be to try to show how nun's habits are distinct from burqas or niqabs. For the most part, Carmelite women choose to freely join the order, while women's habits in places like Afghanistan are mostly imposed by groups such as the Taliban. ADM (talk) 17:56, 23 June 2009 (UTC)

Omission of Buddhism[edit]

Why does the article omit the Buddhist religious order habits? Or does the topic have a separate article? They belong here also, no matter what.75.21.151.216 (talk) 10:13, 7 December 2011 (UTC)user Djathinkimacowboy, too tired to log on!