(05-24-2013, 09:17 AM)Pandemonium Wrote: I think its a fascinating and obvious question no one ever asks...
For some reason this just dawned on me the other day...
When I realized that for many years now I've never seen any nuns walking around anymore...
When I was younger they did and I saw them all the time all over the place...
Up town,down town,on the sidewalks,at the stores and restaurants and in the malls...
But now it certainly seems like they've vanished from public view?!
Whats up with that? whats going on? where are they?
Maybe they're out there walking around just as much as they use to be?
Maybe now for some reasons they're not required to wear their nuns clothing "habits" anymore?
The medieval clothing (and horned hat) of the nun on the far right I find rather disturbing and very frightening and even nightmare inducing >
You will be hard pressed to find a woman now a days that can meet those specs.
The word Nun is probabl;y a derivative abbreviation of the word Renunciate...
Meaning to (supposedly) Renounce earthly pleasures...
Well as long as most people think they are...
(05-24-2013, 07:14 PM)Octo Wrote: A cornette is a piece of female headwear that was especially popular in Europe in the 15th to 17th century. It is essentially a type of wimple consisting of a large starched piece of white cloth that is folded upwards in such a way as to create the resemblance of horns (French: cornes) on the wearer's head.
I wonder why they would want the hats to look like horns
Apparently it was because they worked mostly in medicine and it was stop the veil getting in the way when they were dressing wounds etc.
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