The nun said that the habit would appear as a visible sign of God’s love. The religious habit would speak a number of things to those who see it and to herself. This might prompt people to ask for prayers to them when they see a nun. “It’s a sign of the love of God and that this life is not all there is: that God exists and loves them,” the nun said.
“There is a long tradition in religious life of wearing a habit as a visible sign that we are consecrated to God and to the service of the Church in a special way,” she said. “It’s also part of poverty. Our habit is simple, so we don’t buy a big wardrobe.”