New York Socialite Becomes Nun, 1914


MISS DAHLGREN TO BE A NUN. Society Girl to Join Sisterhood that Aids Negroes and Indians. Special to the New York Times. The New York Times, December 24, 1914 PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 23—Miss Lucy Dahlgren, 21 years old, a social favorite of this city and New York, is to join the Blessed Sacrament Sisterhood, an order [Read More...]

A Poem by St. Therese of Lisieux (1873-1897)


Song of Gratitude to Our Lady of Mount Carmel From the first moments of my life, You took me in your arms. Ever since that day, dear Mother, You’ve protected me here below. To preserve my innocence, You placed me in a soft nest. You watched over my childhood In the shade of a holy cloister. [Read More...]

Brooklyn Widow Enters Carmelite Monastery, 1916


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...]