Vestis Nuptialis was written by Crosier Prior General of the 14th century, Petrus Pincharius. This is the first translation into English from the original Latin. At the beginning of Part One, Pincharius explains the meaning of his title. The fall of our first parents stripped us of our innocence and clothed us in wickedness. Those who have been called from among the few to a more holy, religious life ought to strive to adorn their souls to spouses for God and fit for the heavenly wedding feast of the Lamb. Christ came clothed in the ragged tunic of fallen humanity in order that (like the Good Samaritan) he might clothe humanity with his own heavenly garments. Therefore, Crosier must leave behind the deceitful, empty world and clothe his soul as God's betrothed. For Pincharius, the habit of the Crosier is his nuptial garment reminds him of his commitment to do just that.
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