A Reflection of a nun on the current government order to wear masks

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Rorate Caeli published a sermon spoken by a religious superior to her community. It was based on ” the recent order from the civil government, requiring the wearing of a mask in public places”. It is based on the veil and wimple which many religious still wear today  (although most ditched it decades ago)

The wimple came into fashion during the Middle Ages, from about the 13th century onward. All women of good breeding wore a wimple, and, later on it was retained for some time (through the 15th century) for married women. The wimple was always worn with a veil. The idea for the wimple is that the woman’s face is visible, but her neck and her head are covered….

One reason for the wearing of a wimple is the same as the reason for wearing a veil: that of reserving one’s beauty for one’s spouse. …  A woman who is not “available,” that is, one who is married or given in religion, does not wish, in any way, to draw attention to her physical beauty, and so it became customary for such women to wear wimples and veils.

Fashions changed, but women religious retained the custom of wearing wimples and veils.

The wimple always leaves the face uncovered. What does the leaving of the face uncovered mean? First, it means that a woman who wears a wimple is not seeking to hide herself totally; she is not seeking to exclude or separate herself from others. She is not excluding communication with other persons. Her face is left free; in fact, the wearing of the wimple draws more attention to the face, since there is nothing else to draw our eye.

The wimple “forces” someone who meets us to focus on our face, not on our body. In a real sense, our face most fully expresses who we are. …

The wimple, then, helps us to relate to other human persons in a way that harmonizes very well with our vocation. The wimple draws attention to the “inner man” which finds expression in our face. Our wimple helps others to look at us in that way.

Last week, the civil government ordered that everyone must wear masks in public places. The mask covers half of the face: the nose and the mouth. It is hard to recognize people when they wear masks; this is why burglars wear masks (the same kind, where only the eyes are visible). We can look from our convent to see people walking the streets who wear masks, but who are otherwise dressed indecently. The symbolic message such people convey is almost an exact inversion of the message we convey. One cannot “see” the “inner man” because of the mask, but one’s eyes are drawn, instead, to the body.

The mask is a barrier to truly human communication, for communication is so much more than the exchange of words. We speak with our face, with our expressions. When we add the wearing of masks to the other regulations, especially that of so-called “social distancing,” and to the increase in “virtual meetings” and on-line classrooms,” we can see the mask as just one element in the dehumanizing tendency of our society.

Even though people may think it “dehumanizing” that we sisters wear all the coverings we do as part of our religious habit, the truth is that the layers we wear can be aids to make our relationship with other human persons “more human,” more personal. Because the use of masks is an element that frustrates truly human relationships, we have an instinctive aversion to wearing masks. The mask hides the human person; the wimple reveals the human person. 

Let us thank God for the gift of our wimples!”

https://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/

Is this whole thing about controlling us, asserting power over us, bringing a negative attitude and feeling, making us feel irrelevant and dependant ?

Do these things, in fact dehumanize us?

This is what the evil one (and the evil sect and elite that he controls) wants. We are made in the image and likeness of God, and he hates this. He wants to drag us down. He wants to make us seem less human!

But ours is the last laugh, because we know the ending: the Immaculate Heart will triumph!

More from Crusader Will

COVIDIC LIFT UP A TOWER OF BABBLE

They used to call them ‘storeys’.
Now they call them ‘levels’.
These we’ve been riding up and down.
They’ve proved the very devils.

We’d never heard of them before.
To do with medical alerts..
But as China faced a new disease,
Info started to come in wee spurts.

All at once we had a great crisis,
Taxing the wits of Church and State.
As the Internet went viral,
Some wags dubbed this ‘WuhanGate’.

The first fine careless rupture with sense
Is now meeting ‘level pegging’..
The signs all point to a comedown ‘two’,
Though enterprise has gone a lot begging.

For weeks I’ve tended a fevered P.C.,
As pain burbled away in my guts.
Devouring each new post as it came,
I might have gone occasionally nuts.

The doors now aim to be still for a bit.
My stomach’s back to a state of zen.
But like Baking Powder I fear
The lift is sure to rise again.

Velcro poem: IT’S A RIP OFF

Put life on hold
Call it lock-down
Shatter the sheep fold
Slow the clock down

Yeah, shut the churches
Cancel the gigs
Suborn all that nurtures
To the Mrs and Mr Bigs

Precise social distance
A-bubble in far-from sham pain
That’s the new world insistence  –
Never the godly again.

Crusader Will takes every opportunity to spread the Word.

Many of our priests are suffering, and don’t seem to react, and don’t speak up.

Crusader Will takes every opportunity he can, no matter what reaction he thinks he will get:

MY PARISH PRIEST HAS WRITTEN BACK. HIS HANDS ARE TIED. AND AS AN OLD MAN HE IS REGARDED AS OVER THE HILL

I SAID THE LAITY WILL SEE HIM RIGHT IF HE GETS INTO TROUBLE. WE NEED PRIESTS OF GOOD WILL. 

HE SAID ‘yOU ARE A GOOD MAN, …. WE NEED MORE OF YOU

I CRIED.

Crusader Will puts it into words:

c19 .. nazidom
the public authorities are mental torturers
this lock-down is a crime against humanity.
there.  somebody has said it. me

Frustrated Crusader Will:  

Still social distancing
bubble bubble toil and trouble

Twister Twitter:

CATHOLICS POPPING UP PROTO-PROTESTANT
IN PROTEST AT PROTESTANT POPE
SHOULD PRONTO TURN PROPER PROTESTANTS

 

(R.S): A message to me about the poem he is writing

i think the covidic splurge will come
to a halt with this blooming one
and any revisions of ones the Muse
in her fling your way has flung

 

Crusader Will masquerades under other aliases in blogs:

  • One lot of modern prophecy to note ceased in 1998. Another started in 2010. Much else bears out this kind scenario. Official skepticism cannot destroy what is now known to millions and in both hard and soft copy. These millions will continue their prayer and information campaign. God cares very cleverly

 

      • Tyranny has triumphed. easy as pie, and is taking a break. But it will be back.  While we are having holiday from the holiday, let’s prepare. We’ll only have a short time. They’ve got some other pretext poised in the wings..New Zealand hasn’t ha its break yet, of course. merciful Jacinda will tell us soon.  i call her THE FAR EAST OF, ARDERN  from thE plAy AS YOU DISLIKE IT.
  • Get a revelation. You are going to have to go underground eventually, because the Reformer of reformers has plans for the Mass per se – to ‘de-mass’ the Mass. He is a tyrant in the order of the old serpent. And so long as Catholic prophecy is ignored in its clear delineation of the processes involved in the Church’s ‘Final Trial’ now in full swing, then you are not going to be prepared. Look how fast the planetary Covidic lockdown descended upon us Even the pre-warned were caught on the hop. But some of us weren’t, not entirely. And have emergency measure been handy, to say the least. Sweep out the priest holes. Pinpoint the mass rocks. Stock upon essentials. It will soon be too late. The spiritual Death camps will be admitting their railroaded guests.