Sister’s primary witness is through what she is in living
the Gospel. But there is a marked benefit to being easily
identified. The religious habit is a distinctive means of
witness and sign of parochial availability. The habit also
serves to remind the Sister herself of the beauty of her vocation
and the commitment she has made. It guards against vanity
and helps to uphold the Vow of Simplicity. The habit is never
to become a source of pride or self-righteousness for the
Sister. It is worn in humility and with dignity.
The Sisters of The Servants of the Sacred Cross wear a religious
habit consisting of a plain navy blue tunic with scapular,
wide white collar and a navy blue veil. Novices wear a white
veil. Sisters may wear a six-decade Brigettine habit Rosary on the left side of the belt. The wearing of a habit Rosary is optional.
Postulants and Novices wear a wooden cross on a navy cord
while the Professed Sisters wear a pewter cross with superimposed
anchor, in keeping with the SSC’s motto, Crux Mihi Ancora,
"The Cross is my Anchor". The anchor is an ancient
Christian symbol signifying hope.