Once again, here in Austria it is different, still a lot of nuns around.
Well not as many as 25 years ago but still.
And all of them were their habits and have a veil of some kind on their head.
I did my training at a very catholic hospital and there was a convent too. One nightshift, about 3 am, I heared something in the hallway of the convent, I wasn't allowed to go there, but I thought what the hell (I thought this very softly, so nobody could hear me), because I had a few desories on my ward.
So all of a sudden this figure walks up to me, wearing what I thougt was a headbandage, she was very old and very nice, didn't say a word to me, just smiled.
So I phoned the neurosurg. ward and asked them about missing old ladies. No, they said, but the supervisor is right here, we'll tell her. So here came the night-supervisor and as soon as she saw th old lady, she started laughing and couln't stop anymore.
I didn't unterstand a thing! What is so funny about an old lady who is lost?
Well, then supi. told me: she is not a patient, she is the oldest nun in the convent (98 years) and she did not have nuerosurgery, this is her nightcap! Because nuns always have to cover their heads!
This story went through the hospital like a fire and as I came for my next shift, all my nice friends on the ward were wearing headbandages and for me they organized a nuns' nightcap!