Rorate Caeli

Sedevacantist nuns in Amtrak ad

We wonder if Amtrak knows the four women religious in its new advertisement -- Sister Mary Xavier Selway, Sister Mary Raphael, Sister Mary Jognes and Sister Antoinette Marie -- are members of The Daughters of Mary Mother of Our Savior. 

The Daughters of Mary are the women religious of a sedevacantist society.  The ad is currently published in major newspapers, such as page A7 of today's Washington Post.

We're not sedevacantists (as it is an untenable position), but we can't blame Amtrak for recognizing long habits, full veils and -- yes -- wimples are identified with a Roman Catholic sister, not a 70-year-old lady wearing a lapel pin on the sportsjacket of a pants suit.