In a visible way the habit expresses all that we have been called from - the death of sin (the color black) - and all that we have been called toward - the intensification of our graced life in Christ (the color white).  Symbolizing the way of life we profess, its cloth, colors and cut express not only poverty, chastity and obedience, but simplicity of life, innocence, perseverance and separation from worldly society.  The habit also gives us hope by reminding us of all our Dominican Saints, our forebears in the Order who are rejoicing now in the Kingdom.


The Dominican Habit


The habit of the nuns, which is a sign of their consecration and a witness to poverty, consists of a white tunic, a belt with a rosary attached, a white scapular and a black veil and cappa.