Brooklyn Widow Enters Carmelite Monastery, 1916

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Mrs. J. Delehanty  is Carmelite Nun. Former Miss Monahan of Brooklyn, Now a Widow, Joins Severe Order. RULES EXTREMELY STRICT. Picturesque Ceremony at Monastery on Bedford Avenue—Vicar General Officiates (The Brooklyn Eagle, July 19, 1916, 18.) A new member has been added to the Carmelite Monastery at St. John’s Place and Bedford Avenue, the black [Read More...]

The “White Benedictines” of Arkansas (1874)

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BENEDICTINE SISTERS OF MT. OLIVE (White Benedictines) (1874) As American History cannot be studied thoroughly unless viewed with a European background, likewise the history of our humble Convent leads us across the sea, over mountains and valleys, until our wandering mind reaches a quaint, picturesque Convent, nestling high up on a peak of the Swiss [Read More...]

African-American Sisters Start School in Washington, D.C., 1892

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ST. CYPRIAN’S PAROCHIAL SCHOOL AND ST. ANN’S ACADEMY, WASHINGTON, D. C. St. Ann’s Academy was founded by Sister Mary Charles Norsette, who was sent from Baltimore with two other Sisters, August, 1892. They were invited by Reverend Father Matthew to help with the colored work in St. Cyprian’s parish. The Sisters were welcomed in Washington [Read More...]


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