At Clergy Wear Shop the most famous, attractive and modern Benedictine Habits is available. The detail is as under: –
- Fixed hood.
- Designed for an authentication complete look.
- The hood of benedictine habits has a long tail.
- Raw cotton is used for manufacturing.
- Long and wide sleeves.
- Reaching to feet.
- Dry clean.
The Benedictine habit is the traditional religious attire worn by members of the Benedictine Order, a Catholic religious order founded by Saint Benedict of Nursia in the sixth century. The habit consists of a long, loose-fitting tunic, usually black in color, and a hood, called a cowl, which is worn over the head and shoulders. The cowl has a distinctive shape, with a long, pointed tail that drapes down the back.
The tunic of the Benedictine habit is typically secured with a leather belt or cord, and may have a white collar or scapular attached. Some Benedictines also wear a black veil or mantle over the cowl, which is reserved for more formal occasions or when performing specific duties, such as leading a procession or officiating at a liturgy.
The Benedictine habit is intended to be a simple, unadorned garment, reflecting the order’s focus on humility and simplicity. The distinctive shape of the cowl is said to have originated from the practical need for a hooded garment that could be easily worn over a monk’s head while working in the fields or performing other manual labor.
Today, the Benedictine habit is still worn by many members of the order, particularly those in monastic communities, although the specific style and design may vary somewhat depending on the individual monastery or region. Some Benedictines also choose to wear modified versions of the habit, such as shorter tunics or simpler cowls, while others prefer more modern attire.