Letters, Apr. 6, 1931

Habit & Fried Egg


Neither Father Sill (TIME, March 23) nor any other members of the Protestant Episcopal monastic Order of the Holy Cross wear a "white cassock."

What the members of this Order wear is a modified Dominican habit. This consists of a tunic, fastened with a black girdle (having three knots at the ends, signifying the three-fold vows of poverty, chastity and obedience), a scapulary, and over all a mantle and hood. The indoor habit (with the exception of the girdle) is white. When a monk leaves the monastery he wears...

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