Mother inferiors are often overlooked.February 12, 2013
When I was quite young our family moved from Kansas to Alaska. One of the most immediate differences that our family noticed was the way that people dressed for church on Sundays.
In Kansas, men wore suits (or at least a shirt and tie) and women generally wore dresses. At the age of four, I already owned a goodwill suit and clip-on tie. It was the norm. In Alaska, things were very different. Men and women both wore sweaters, turtlenecks, t-shirts, jeans (gasp!), and even jackets emblazoned with the name of local bars.
Although we adapted to the more relaxed style over time, to a strict Catholic family from the midwest it looked less like Sunday Mass and more like laundry day.