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Lethbridge Herald, The (Newspaper) - September 25, 1971, Lethbridge, Alberta 18 LETHBRIDGE HSRALD Saturday, September 25, 1971 For The Record By MARILYN ANDERSON Family Editor JjRING on the barbers! With razor, strop and lather! There are umpteen hairy males in tlie cily of Lethbridge who seem to have forgotten that not only styling goes on at their favorite ton- sorial parlors, but cutting as well. Cutting hair is not nearly so painful as the cut- ting remarks which go with not cutting it, as a few aspiring young successes have discovered. The hair may suit the carefree youth of today, but on yester- year's youth and tomorrow's senior citizens it goes over as much as the latest turndown on fluoridation. If the hairy kick is supposed to look youthful, a few local notables should be informed that their youth is looking at their backs. If they're attempting a Grandfather Time kick, then they've succeeded. Add a mustache and beard to many a man's physpg, and you automatically look for the cane and rocking chair close behind. One university president and one lawyer we know took a page out of the Manchu dynasty this year and did their own thing, which is all right if you're a Mongol, but if you aren't, forget it. Then there's the guy who hasn't gotten over the traumatic experience of leaving his trucks and cars in the playroom or his chewing gum in school, he has to play with his ruddy mustache. A pipe smoker at least can be forgiven for hav- ing something tangible to chew on, and it's probably more sanitary than his fingernails. But the moosta- cherio, he knaws and twisls and paws his hairy uppers until he's so distracted everyone within winc- ing distance, he automatically gets his own way in any discussion. There is just something menacing about that finger curling around those tightly clipped hairs on one's lip thai forbids further penetration of the mat- ter at hand. It would perhaps help if the male barbers would remind their customers once in a while that today's styles do not always lend themselves to tomorrow's aristocrat. What is avant garde today is over-the-hill to- morrow. Let's hone those blades, fellows, and see the whites of your cheek! And while we're on the topic of senior people, we're reminded of Mrs. Ivy Buckwell out at Fort Macleod. We don't have to mention Mrs. Buckwell's age but as a hint, her father E. H. Maunsell came to Fort Macleod with Col. Macleod in October, 3874. Mrs. Buckwell is right in tune with the times, however, and since the recycling bug hit. she de- cided she would do her bit with what she had at hand. What she had at hand was cookies, and Mrs. Buckwell recycles her cookies. What she does is to take all the bits and pieces of cookies left in the cookie jar, dry them out in the oven and roll them back together again with a bit of jam. You've never tasted such delicious cookies. Mrs. Buckwell was kind enough to send some in one hun- gry morning and they went quicker than you can ask a Fort Macleoder how the town got its name. We don't publish recipes any more but Mrs. Buckwell has her own special one for Buckwell's Brown Bread Bump which Jean Sivihart says is scrumptious, and if you're interested we'll pass it along. F.O.E. BINGO TONIGHT Ave. A and 13th Sr. N. Every Saturday Night at 6 p.m. 5 cards for 1.00 or 251 Each 7 Number Games JACKPOT Free Oamei and Fret Cord DOOR PRIZE Children under 16 not allowed ana out of U Each community directs mode of dress Sisterhood adopts new approach to religious Hie By MAUREEN JAMIESON SUH Writer on the sisterhood, Sister Ann Marie Cum- mings insists, has changed "Jrom what we do, Lo what we are." In essence, that is the difference between the new nun and the old, she says. There arc tliree communi- ties of Roman Catholic sis- ters in Lethbridge. The first of (hese, the Faithful Com- panions of Jesus, arrived early in the city's history. Until six years ago this was a partially cloistered order and members did not go out Mo Ihc streets. This order still wears a modified, up- dated habit with veiled head- drew. Next to arrive was the com- munity of St. Martha, which is primarily a hospital organ- winy ization and to wliicli Sister Cummings (as she prefers to be called) belongs. In the past 10 years the or- der of St. Louis, mainly a teaching group, has arrived in the city. Although this was the first order to change lo secular clothing certainly the most noticeable of the changes in the life of the nun in the cily Ihc order of St. Martha beat them to the draw. Sister Cummings. who has been director of nursing at the Lethbridge Community College since 1968, was one of the very first of the nuns in Lethbridge to make the clothing switch. She reminis- ced on the difficulty of wear- ing a nun's habit one moment, and Ihen changing to secular drest the next. The first day of the change- over she was carefully scru- tinized by her fellow sis- ters, who were worried that her modesl, three quarter sleeves were too short! She also discovered that half the staff at LCC, Catholic and non Catholic alike, had strong views on her sleeve and skirt lengths. However, dress for each in- dividual community of sisters is still related to the regula- tions guiding that particular group. The new nun commenced to emerge following the Vati- can 2 council in 1962, when a period of experimentation was opened to the sisters, during which time they were given the opportunity to try out new approaches to a religious way of living. "Just what it will do for religious life at tlie end of this period. I'm sure no- body really says Sis- ter Cummings. However, she believes the possibility of reverting to the more rigid and unbending life is highly unlikely, and that it will take much study and trial to settle on an acceptable way of life. "An interesting thing has occurred with women in reli- she says. "A small group Is determined to hojd on lo Ihc original habit." This group is apparently not evi- dent in western Canada, but mainly in the U.S. "They have come together as a group because they feel (hey must support (his kind of dress, one reason being that the habit is a sign or witness. You ore identified, or known, for what you are. That i.5 why they are dedi- cated to retaining the tradi- tional religious habit." Sister Cummings says would really have welcomed the change of habit between 1962-64, when she was study- ing at Boston University and had to juggle armloads of books and an umbrella while dragging her long skirts down muddy steps and curbs in that frequently rainy city. The voluminous old habits, particularly the black of the leaching orders, were also very time consuming, she says and required frequent sponging, washing, cleaning or pressing. Changes necessary to fit times Sister Cummings.prepares for a full day's agenda at her Office at the LCC. -Photo by Waller Kerber. town Women's role in the church studied by Catholic groups Bv GLENMS ZILM Miss Lilian Edwards and Miss Myfanwy Hughes 1 e f 11' HEGINA (CP) The Calho- this week for Vancouver. B.C. lie Women's League of Canada From there they will return to decided to study the role of wo- their home in Wrexham, Wales.' m the Roman Catholic Church but For the past week both women not fte mcmbers agreed have been guests in the home I of Mrs. Orval ,f. Aos. HELP US TO HELP OTHERS! The Salvation Army Welfare Services Needs Clothing, Furniture, Toys, Household Effects CALL 328-2860 FOR PICKUP SERVICF OR LEAVE AT 412 lil AVE. S. women should get out of the in Rome later this month to re-, The league believes thai abor- move discriminatory barriers I tion is murder. against women in canon law, tradition and practice. Mrs. J. J. Matthews of To- ronto, second vice-president, Today, delegates were to de-. said the league is seeking to bate about 20 other resolutions, j express its responsibility to And Di NOW YOU ARE FINISHED SCHOOL Learn a Profession WHY NOT BECOME A HAIRDRESSER Wft have 3 fully qualified full time Instruc- trcses and we toach all pfiasei OT beauly culture, hair ilyling and culling, bleaching, tinting and permanent waving. You'll enjoy our now remodolled and arr-corvdificned ichool, A professional beautician payi high- er than lha average Income qnd opporlu. nilic: aro unlimited. Fill Out TTiii Coupon For Mora r Albtrta Beauly School e e.L c. 5 5lh St' Information I ADDRESS Month y ClaiiAt Slorling Now home. Mary Dobell of Toronlo, na- tional chairman of the church life committee, said during j presenlation of a report at the i league's annual meeting that (lie role of women in the ehurch should be studied. j But two delegates rose lo say i "God created women diff e r- e. t" and "Ihe league should j pay tribute to women's role as mothers in llie home." Members of the executive quickly rose lo suggest that the study would also look ifllo Ihe rights of women as mothers and give recognition to that role. But they were firm in believing that equality should xbe recog- nized. A nun said God created men and women "and gave Lhem do- minion over the earth." She said t-hat (.he men and women were but were given dif- lereul (iinclions. They could perform these separately, but they were given equal status. SUPPORT TELEGRAM Kqunlity of women was ap- proved in voting, however, when delegates, who represent 106.0M Roman Catholic women across Canada, voted to support a tele- gram sent earlier in the week by the executive to the Cana- dian Catholic Conference of bishops In Edmonlon. The tclc- gr-.m nskcd Ihnt Canadian bish- ops ask a meeting of Uic synod already approved by the execu- tive. These include resolutions aslt ing the federal government to include unborn babies as human beings in the Canadian Bill of Rights. This would ensure Ihe unborn of protection against abortion, the resolution says. More family page 20 women with unwanted pregnan- cies and to children who are horn unwanted by natural par- ents by assisting local agencies. Sister Cummings stressed that the greatest change for the nun was updating and adapting her way of life to meet the needs of the times. Of the four main facets of change, perhaps the most im- portant was in community liv- ing. Many small, binding rules and regulations were eliminated, resulting in more personal freedom and mental relaxation. The routine of the w.iolly organized day is now broken, and the nun is free ID make her own decisions in many ways. In the government of the order, the two main features of change arc subsidiarity, or decentralization of power, and collegiality, or sharing. All sisters now share in the gov- ernment of the community, usually by having study ses- sions to submit thoughts and ideas on various aspects of their life or work. Regarding personnel, more emphasis is placed on the sis- ter as a person. Her order is more concerned with the needs of the individual sis- ter, and she is consulted more on decisions which con- cern her; for instance, as to whether she should teach or cojitinue with more prepara- tion. The fourth category is em- phasis on the apos t o 1 a t e. There was a time when apos- tolate stood for the work which was done. However, the word has now been changed to meai. "what we are." More and more nuns are leaving the convent ivall be- hind them. Many of these dedicated womer are now liv- ing together in small groups, as does the St. LOIBS group in Lethbridge, and even in twos and threes, where some sisters share apartments, like the Grey Nuns in Edmonton. The trend in recreation is veering away from what Sis- ter Cummings labels "legis- lated where everybody comes together in a group and lakes part in a common ac- tivity. A nun can row do whatever she feels will "re- create" her and go to shows, plays or take part in a vari- ety of sports. Nowadays, she says, you can see nuns at a bowling alley or skating rink, or busy skiing, hiking or swimming. Although she feels it is only sensible lo wear appropriate clothing for these and other occasions, Sister Cummings says that, in her opinon, ob- vious makeup and extreme styles are, on the whole, in- appropriate lo one of her call- ing. Income that is earned is used for the communal wel- fare cf the religious order to which the individual nun be- longs. Churches, school and hospital building programs, which do not receive govprn- ment grants in many prov- inces, are supported by this money. Nuns do, however, handle money under a con- trolled budgetary system. They are freer to choose clothes and spend for their own personal welfare. Each group decides il-s own specific monetary needs, but there is always the commit- ment to the mother house. In the past, work opportun- ities were narrower in scope. Today, if a nun can function adequately in a job, Sister Cummings says she would very likely be given the prop- er permission to cam" on, possibly as a secretary or a hairdresser. Sisters now have a different association with the public, according to Sister Cummings. In the old days "people came lo you in the convent. You didn't, go lo people." she says that now iL is easier to com- municate wilh people, what- ever their religion, and that these days they are more re- laxed wlieu talking lo her. In fact, Sister Cummings can cite inslances where people have made the initial ap- proach. On discovering her voca- tion (hey have claimed they would never have spoken lo her if she had been wearing a habit. S'isler Cummings says it takes a different kind of per- son lo be a nun today one who is willing lo be outgoing. The person behind the con- vent wall has little lo offer in today's kind of life. Tlie nun today must develop a set of values for herself, and then go out and meet society. ARE YOU SENDING PRESENTS TO THE U.K. THIS CHRISTMAS? WE OFFER A COMPLETE GIFT SERVICE SAVING ALL TRANS- ATLANTIC SHIPPING COSTS. Simply Air Mail us with a brier description cf Hie gifl vuu require delivered in the U.K. Mlh an In- dication c( the amount thai you wish to spend. We will quole you by return airmail. 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