Sister Celine, a teacher, and Sister Marie Estelle, a nurse, explain what drew them to join a branch of the Carmelite order that began in Mexico—and what it’s like to go out (even just to the gas station) in their traditional habit.
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This video is part of Beyond the Habit, a new series focused on telling the stories of women religious in the United States of America. Beyond the Habit is a co-production of America Media and CARA, the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate. It is based on research by Patricia Wittberg and Thomas Gaunt, S.J., in “Pathways to Religious Life,” edited by Thomas Gaunt, S.J.