Fri Nov 9, 2012, 05:57 PM
Angry Dragon (24,100 posts)
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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Fri Nov 9, 2012, 08:06 PM
rug (65,447 posts)
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.