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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:57 PM

When a novice goes through the ceremony to become a nun

do catholics say that she is marrying god (or Jesus I am not sure which)

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Reply When a novice goes through the ceremony to become a nun (Original post)
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 OP
Suich Nov 2012 #1
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #3
rug Nov 2012 #2
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #4
rug Nov 2012 #5
Angry Dragon Nov 2012 #6

Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:30 PM

1. Bride of Christ, is what I was taught way back when! n/t

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Response to Suich (Reply #1)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:58 PM

3. thanks

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Response to Angry Dragon (Original post)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 06:51 PM

2. Are you thinking of sisters or nuns?

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Response to rug (Reply #2)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 07:59 PM

4. What would be the difference??

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Response to Angry Dragon (Reply #4)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:06 PM

5. Nuns tend to be cloistered and are often the "Second Order" of religious orders

Sisters tend to have an active apostolate and are either in congregations or Third Orders.

It is in the former that you are more likely to see this metaphor.

BTW, the church itself is often referred to as the Bride of Christ.

I find these types of mateaphors to be, in the main, cloying.

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Response to rug (Reply #5)

Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:23 PM

6. thanks for the answer

have a nice weekend

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