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Brides of Christ Helping the Brides of Italy



St. Rita’s Monastery in Cascia, Italy may seem an odd destination for a bride-to-be.  However, women from around Italy are making the pilgrimage to see Sister Maria Laura, a former seamstress, whose modest collection of donated bridal gowns has turned into a bridal gallery.  Her first client were brides in economic straits.  Sr. Maria Laura would help match them to a dress and complete alterations on a donation only basis.  Now, word has spread and St. Rita’s has become not only and economic but trendy choice for wedding attire (though still donation only).

(image credit: Nadia Shira Cohen for The New York Times)

Read more about the history of the monastery, Sr Maria Laura, and more photos at the New York Times:

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