The Poor Clares Come to the U.S., 1875

Poor Clare

THE POOR CLARES (1875) Religious orders being an integral part of the Church, naturally share in her trials and triumphs. Whenever the Church has been assailed, religious orders usually have had to bear the brunt of the battle; and the greatest glories of the Church have, as a rule, been due to the influence of [Read More...]

Catholic Poetry: “Old Nuns,” by James M. Hayes

Abp Feehan sister

OLD NUNS Our Lady smiles on youthful nuns, She loves them well. Our Lady’s smile like sunshine floods Each convent cell, But fondest falls Our Lady’s smile Where old nuns dwell; Old nuns whose hearts are young with love For Mary’s Son, Old nuns whose prayers for faltering souls Have victory won, Old nuns whose [Read More...]

Brooklyn Nuns Celebrate Silver Jubilee, 1902


Two Nuns Celebrate Their Silver Jubilee. Took the Veil Together Twenty-Five Years Ago at St. Rosa’s Convent. Beautiful Service is Held. Sisters Justina and Valentina Congratulated by Relatives and Members of Order. (The Brooklyn Eagle, January 28, 1902)  A very interesting ceremony was performed early this morning in the Roman Catholic convent of St. Rosa, [Read More...]