How sad it was to see her in the "modified" veil.- Donnacha
I fail to see what her design of habit has to do with the character of the woman and the way that she served Eugenio Pacelli. What I do find appaling is the way that she was treated by Cardinal Tisserant and others from the moment that Pius died. After forty years of loyal service her treatment was unchristian to say the least.She deserved better.Her daily visits to his tomb when she was allowed back to Rome was an indication of her great love for Pius.With hindsight it is debatable that the great Pope allowed her so much power and influence which is no doubt why she made so many enemies, not least amongst the Pope's family. (Jimmy)
Does anyone know if the home for women (Casa Pastor Angelicus) that Mother started is still open? My understanding is that Cardinal Spellman helped her to start the home and she named it in memory of the great Pope Pius.
I heard the Casa Pastor Angelicus closed even before she died.
"I fail to see what her design of habit has to do with the character of the woman and the way that she served Eugenio Pacelli." - I never said that it did, Jimmy; just that I was sad to see her not wearing that beautiful veil which her community chose to modify.- Donnacha
She was a bride of Christ, and her veil was a wonderful reminder of that, regardless of its complexity.As an aside, I recall reading that it used to take an entire team of novices to keep the cornettes of Daughters of Charity clean and starched (not to mention they all but blocked peripheral vision). Understandable why they fell into disuse.