Bear’s Novice Project
Novice Project: Vicar of Vestments
Sister-in-Charge: Brother Bear Hugger of the Blue Box
When the Toronto Sisters of J.O.Y. was formed, this house patterned the Sister uniforms on the original nun habits, just like the original Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. For the Brothers in our house, the uniform had gone through several changes before settling on the monk’s robe. Using his tailoring skills and his personal sowing machine, Brother Bear Hugger (one of the first Brothers of the Toronto Sisters of J.O.Y.) sowed together the nun habits for the Sisters of this house, created the current monk-robe uniform for himself and future Brothers of the house, and created special outfits for members at their request for special events the Toronto Sisters of J.O.Y. attended. And for that reason, the Toronto Sisters of J.O.Y. bestowed upon him the unique title of “Vicar of Vestments”.
Voted as a completed novice project: February 6, 2017