Author Archives: nunsandsisters

Discarding the Habit: Good or Bad Choice?

The first of our guest authors is Mary Abbey. She was a former sister from a Dominican order and has written an article discussing her thoughts on the modifications made to habits of female religious orders. Was discarding nuns’ habits … Continue reading

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Guest Bloggers

So, I have had a few takers for my request for guest authors/bloggers. Again, the opinions reflected in these guest articles are those of the individual author and do not necessarily reflect my opinions. I’m pretty much open to presenting … Continue reading

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Can any of our readers help?

I recently had a request to identify a photo. I am stumped, so I am posting it here in the hopes that someone may be able to identify the order. Here is an excerpt from the letter: “I was wondering … Continue reading

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Guest Bloggers

My website statistics tell me that I get quite a few hits both at this blog and at my associated website.  I am, however, often unable to complete new entries on a timely basis. As a result, I am hoping … Continue reading

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An Answer at Last

I knew one of our readers would eventually be able to identify the order of the sister shown in the previous post.  I recently received this e-mail: Seems like your missing nun is a member  of the Sisters of St. … Continue reading

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Can anyone help a reader?

I recently received a very nice e-mail from a lady seeking information on her aunt who was a member of a religious order.  She is hoping to find out which order her aunt belonged. She writes: “My husband said that … Continue reading

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Took some time off

Well, I took some time off.  I admit it.  I have been pretty busy and have not had too much time to update the website or to write blog entries.  I am hoping to get back into the swing of … Continue reading

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Lutheran Deaconesses

I would have to suggest that Lutheran deaconesses are not familiar to too many people (especially if one is not Lutheran).  I remember talking to a physician friend who worked out Lakenau Hospital in Wynnewood, PA.  He had no idea … Continue reading

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Color!

One of the goals of my website is “to preserve some of that cultural heritage [the religious heritage of the US] by sharing photographic images of nuns and sisters in traditional habits for free to the public”.  I don’t kid … Continue reading

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The Society of the Holy Child Jesus

One of my latest find on E-bay was a small photo of a novice from The Society of the Holy Child Jesus.  It was simply identified as a photo of a nun, but it is definitely a novice from this … Continue reading

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