It’s easy to become sentimental about the beauty of the holy habit, so here instead is a little tribute to the ones that are… kind of oddball. I’m not talking about things that are unusual-but-cool, like
but more like
(Congregation of Notre Dame de Montreal)
(School Sisters of Notre Dame)
(Sisters of Misericorde)
(Holy Cross Sisters – well, they had to be in here somewhere!)
and my personal favourite…
(Sisters of Providence of St Vincent de Paul. They were still wearing this habit in 1954.)
Have a good day, Leonie’s Ladies!
Most of these images were found on Pinterest, pinned by Dawn Southall and zakony-na-swiecie.blogspot.com.
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Wow! My mom was taught by the nuns of Notre Dame de Montreal, so I had seen THOSE weird habits in photos, but some of those last ones… whoa! Never seen them before, LOL! Holy smokes! Has anyone here read Sr. Mary Jean Dorcy’s autobiography, Shepherd’s Tartan? She has a really funny chapter in there about what the sisters of different orders in the 50s or so would privately think or say about each other’s headgear when they would meet at conferences and such. Every single order would say to themselves, “Ours is the ONLY SENSIBLE ONE HERE!”
6th photo down, three novices. I believe that is the order sister berta Hummel belonged to, the artist who drew the Hummel figures
These sisters were with me throughout my grammar and high school years. With this beautiful habit they were special. Nuns in habits set them apart from us. I am 79 and will never forget these special sisters.