Which order had the most beautiful and elegant habit? Pre-Vatican II.
Favorite old-timey nun habits
|by Anonymous||reply 116||March 21, 2023 1:21 AM|
Here's a divine young Audrey Hepburn in a series of costume tests for THE NUN'S STORY.
It takes a lot to really make a wimple work.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||February 23, 2023 8:45 PM|
Definitely the Daughters of Charity!
|by Anonymous||reply 2||February 23, 2023 8:50 PM|
Yes, the DOC definitely went all in.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||February 23, 2023 8:52 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 4||February 23, 2023 8:53 PM|
The Order of the Sisters of San Tanco
|by Anonymous||reply 5||February 23, 2023 8:56 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 6||February 23, 2023 8:57 PM|
Lutheran nuns ... who knew?
|by Anonymous||reply 7||February 23, 2023 8:58 PM|
Another French order...
Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (RSHM)...Marymount nuns:
|by Anonymous||reply 8||February 23, 2023 8:59 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 9||February 23, 2023 9:03 PM|
These nuns have a terrible habit...
|by Anonymous||reply 10||February 23, 2023 9:08 PM|
I call this nun's habit, "Oops I did it again"
|by Anonymous||reply 11||February 23, 2023 9:10 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 12||February 23, 2023 9:13 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 13||February 23, 2023 9:15 PM|
I have a soft spot for the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart. My favourite aunt was a DOLSH and she wore this habit until Vatican 2. I just loved the heart shaped wimple!
|by Anonymous||reply 14||February 23, 2023 9:22 PM|
What was the kind of nun with the bonnet Meryl Streep played in "Doubt"?
|by Anonymous||reply 15||February 23, 2023 9:27 PM|
School Sisters of Notre Dame!
|by Anonymous||reply 16||February 23, 2023 9:27 PM|
St. Francis Academy Sect
|by Anonymous||reply 17||February 23, 2023 9:30 PM|
Sisters of Our Ladies of the Trapezoid
|by Anonymous||reply 18||February 23, 2023 9:30 PM|
Sisters of Perpetual Dorkiness
|by Anonymous||reply 19||February 23, 2023 9:35 PM|
The habits of nuns in Fellini films always gave me a chuckle.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||February 23, 2023 9:38 PM|
School Sisters of Notre Dame
|by Anonymous||reply 21||February 23, 2023 9:44 PM|
For those of you who had the Sisters of Mercy pre-Vatican II, here is a video of a contemporary sister showing how they used to put on the many components of the habit.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||February 23, 2023 9:55 PM|
[quote] Sisters of Our Ladies of the Trapezoid
Try Sisters of Our Lady of the Trapezoid.
One Lady (The Blessed Virgin Mary) not “Ladies”
|by Anonymous||reply 23||February 23, 2023 9:58 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 24||February 23, 2023 10:00 PM|
The Catholic grade school I attended was staffed by the Daughters of Charity.
As punishment for some infraction of the rules I don't even remember, I had to stay after school. The nun took me to the convent, then to the basement laundry room. I had to scrape the caked off starch from the forms they used in laundering the breast plates and bonnets (or whatever they were called). Talk about drudgery.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||February 23, 2023 10:02 PM|
The Daughters of Charity with the large winged cornette? Or the Sisters of Charity who wore bonnets?
|by Anonymous||reply 26||February 23, 2023 10:07 PM|
Sisters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul
|by Anonymous||reply 27||February 23, 2023 10:09 PM|
Daughters of Charity
|by Anonymous||reply 28||February 23, 2023 10:10 PM|
I saw taught by the School Sisters of Notre Dame in the 1960s. In first grade, Sister Maureen was playing dodgeball with us. I hit her on the top of her whimple and it crumpled on her head. She laughed, but I ran home, thinking I was going to hell. My mother called the convent to ask her to speak to me to say it was OK.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||February 23, 2023 10:18 PM|
My mother attended St. Mary's School, an Episcopal girls' boarding school in Sewanee, Tennessee. It was run by the Community of St. Mary, an order of Anglo-Catholic ("high church") nuns. Based on my mom's old yearbooks from the '50s, the cornettes they wore were almost identical to the ones the San Tanco gurls wore in [italic]The Flying Nun.[/italic]
|by Anonymous||reply 30||February 23, 2023 10:19 PM|
R30 - these nuns?
|by Anonymous||reply 31||February 23, 2023 10:24 PM|
Sweet story, R29
|by Anonymous||reply 32||February 23, 2023 10:26 PM|
Yes, R31. St. Mary's in Sewanee was part of the OSM Southern Province.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||February 23, 2023 10:27 PM|
^ Whoops, *CSM*
|by Anonymous||reply 34||February 23, 2023 10:28 PM|
Television! It is the portal to much happiness.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||February 23, 2023 10:48 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 36||February 23, 2023 11:07 PM|
Very interesting video!
|by Anonymous||reply 37||February 25, 2023 4:48 PM|
I don’t can’t what you wear, as long as you bow to me, and call me Mother Superior.”
|by Anonymous||reply 38||February 25, 2023 5:06 PM|
Eve was weak.
|by Anonymous||reply 39||February 25, 2023 10:03 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 40||February 27, 2023 4:03 PM|
Knock yourselves out.
|by Anonymous||reply 41||March 17, 2023 6:57 AM|
Here's a good one...
|by Anonymous||reply 42||March 17, 2023 6:09 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 43||March 17, 2023 6:32 PM|
If you want god to love you like he loves me, you'll need a green silk cape and red shoes.
|by Anonymous||reply 44||March 17, 2023 6:36 PM|
I don’t know which order, but it’s fantastic.
|by Anonymous||reply 45||March 17, 2023 6:44 PM|
That's not a cape.
It's a chasuble.
|by Anonymous||reply 46||March 17, 2023 6:44 PM|
R45, Sisters of the Holy Cross. Not an easy headdress to create or maintain.
|by Anonymous||reply 47||March 17, 2023 6:45 PM|
r46 I think that green liturgical vestment that Benny is sporting there might actually be a DALMATIC. Hard to say definitively, it's been awhile since I was an altar boy. 😇
|by Anonymous||reply 48||March 17, 2023 6:49 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 49||March 17, 2023 6:49 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 50||March 17, 2023 6:50 PM|
There is no way that the pope is wearing a dalmatic. Dalmatics are worn by deacons.
The late pope is wearing a chasuble.
This is a dalmatic.
|by Anonymous||reply 51||March 17, 2023 6:53 PM|
Dalmatics have sleeves.
Chasubles do not.
|by Anonymous||reply 52||March 17, 2023 6:55 PM|
R45, the CSC sisters were known as the Sunflower Sisters because of their distinctive headdress. I think it looks like a halo.
|by Anonymous||reply 53||March 17, 2023 7:05 PM|
R53, I do too.
|by Anonymous||reply 54||March 17, 2023 7:08 PM|
I'm wearing green silk drawers to match my cape!
|by Anonymous||reply 55||March 17, 2023 7:27 PM|
|by Anonymous||reply 56||March 17, 2023 7:32 PM|
The distinctive headdress of the CSC Sisters required much labor to produce (not to mention starch). Here is a video of the "coif machine" they used to make those many pleats.
|by Anonymous||reply 57||March 17, 2023 8:09 PM|
r46/r51/r52 I will always give a hat🎩 tip to anyone with superior knowledge. Chasuables have obviously changed since my early church days. I remember them not being longer than knee-length, unless the priest happened to be unusually short. Safe to assume Benedict's chasuble was tailor-made(Off the rack? Say it isn't so!)
|by Anonymous||reply 58||March 17, 2023 8:57 PM|
Bronzie, you likely are referring to the so-called "fiddleback" chasubles that priests of the Roman Rite used to wear prior to the Second Vatican Council.
Yes, I suspect that Benedict had tailor-made vestments unless some of them are from an old Vatican collection. Chasubles don't really need to be custom tailored unless a priest is especially short or tall.
Thank you for the hat tip!
|by Anonymous||reply 59||March 17, 2023 9:29 PM|
Vatican II put the kibosh for most part on those elaborate headgear for female religious. That and many were just not suited to modern times including restricting peripheral vision. Many of those head dresses were great for keeping custody of the eyes; but not so good for navigating busy urban streets after invention of motor vehicles or otherwise being aware of one's surroundings.
|by Anonymous||reply 60||March 17, 2023 9:47 PM|
R14, it made them look like barn owls.
|by Anonymous||reply 61||March 17, 2023 9:55 PM|
You are 100% correct, R60.
Vatican II instructed religious communities (particularly of women) to adapt their dress to the times.
The Vatican II document on religious, "Perfectae Caritatis," states that
[quote] The religious habit, an outward mark of consecration to God, should be simple and modest, poor and at the same becoming.
|by Anonymous||reply 62||March 17, 2023 10:02 PM|
EDIT: "...and at the same time becoming."
|by Anonymous||reply 63||March 17, 2023 10:03 PM|
That’s a really interesting story that r7 posted, the Lutheran nuns originally from Germany ran a guesthouse for Holocaust survivors in Israel. Guests stayed for free. It was closing because remaining survivors were becoming too old to travel.
|by Anonymous||reply 64||March 18, 2023 1:22 AM|
Would the priest clothing queens tell us what kind of underwear priests wear?
|by Anonymous||reply 65||March 18, 2023 2:35 AM|
Some female RC orders had to be dragged kicking and screaming into giving up their traditional holy habits for something modern.
On other side of things many blame Vatican II for mass exodus of women out of holy orders and many what remained "hotbeds of radical lesbianism".
|by Anonymous||reply 66||March 18, 2023 3:16 AM|
In many ways religious life for RC women pre Vatican II (say before WWII and bit afterwards) versus what came afterwards by say 1980's or so was like night and day.
World seen in film or described in book "the Nun's Story" largely had gone or at least been updated from both contemplative and active orders.
Vatican II helped solve issues for RC women such as "Sister Luke" by saying there were other ways for them to be useful besides holy orders.
"Sister Luke's" problem was he wanted to be an excellent nurse first, but not always so much a nun. Her constant refusal to bend and ignore self will and follow the rule got her in trouble again and again.
|by Anonymous||reply 67||March 18, 2023 3:21 AM|
Above being said same advice along those lines had long been given out to postulants and others considering convent or abbey. Mother Abbess in "Sound of Music" was quite correct in telling Sister Maria walls of that abbey were not built for hiding behind, but women had to sort themselves out, facing their problems instead. In short to live life they were born or should live.
In Sister Maria's case Mother Abbess knew she was not ever going to make a great or even good nun. OTOH Fraulein Maria would make an excellent wife and mother; something the RC also put a high value upon.
|by Anonymous||reply 68||March 18, 2023 3:27 AM|
Let's have a fashion show!
|by Anonymous||reply 69||March 18, 2023 3:37 AM|
Disgraced former DOJ head William Barr at r6.
|by Anonymous||reply 70||March 18, 2023 3:39 AM|
Nuns always seem to be wearing coarse woolen underwear that chafes and irritates their lady nethers.
|by Anonymous||reply 71||March 18, 2023 3:40 AM|
Best there has ever been; Vatican fashion show from Fellini's "Roma"
|by Anonymous||reply 72||March 18, 2023 4:04 AM|
As Rex Mottram quips in Brideshead Revisited, no one puts on a show like the Catholics.
|by Anonymous||reply 73||March 18, 2023 4:16 AM|
Some of these are excellent. but I was taught by the Sisters of Charity and theirs was ... not among the best.
|by Anonymous||reply 74||March 18, 2023 4:34 AM|
Daughters of Charity wore famous cornette from 1685 until 1964.
|by Anonymous||reply 75||March 18, 2023 4:49 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 76||March 18, 2023 4:50 AM|
Change of habit even made the NYT.
|by Anonymous||reply 77||March 18, 2023 4:52 AM|
For those who like a good read and want all the details.
|by Anonymous||reply 78||March 18, 2023 4:54 AM|
Old versus new habit.
|by Anonymous||reply 79||March 18, 2023 4:56 AM|
I don't know what the Pope is wearing, but I'm betting he's not wearing underwear.
|by Anonymous||reply 80||March 18, 2023 4:58 AM|
Caps worn by student nurses and alumni of Saint Vincent's hospital schools of nursing in NYC were loosely modeled on cornette of Daughters of Charity.
|by Anonymous||reply 81||March 18, 2023 5:03 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 82||March 18, 2023 5:04 AM|
R14 wow. Looks like Penny Marshall to me!
|by Anonymous||reply 83||March 18, 2023 5:09 AM|
Sister of Charity there on the right R81.
|by Anonymous||reply 84||March 18, 2023 5:12 AM|
Long and complicated story regarding Sisters of Charity and Daughters of Charity.
|by Anonymous||reply 85||March 18, 2023 5:20 AM|
[quote] On other side of things many blame Vatican II for mass exodus of women out of holy orders
The sacrament of holy orders is the sacrament of ordination. Women never receive holy orders—just bishops, priests, and deacons—which makes them members of the hierarchy.
Women religious (both sisters and nuns) and brothers and monks are technically lay people who make vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience, but they are neither ordained (holy orders) nor are they members of the hierarchy.
|by Anonymous||reply 86||March 18, 2023 5:16 PM|
True! Women can receive only six of the seven sacraments.
Men, on the other hand, can receive all seven. Even one particular man is able to receive all seven sacraments in his lifetime.
|by Anonymous||reply 87||March 18, 2023 5:19 PM|
One correction: monks are sometimes ordained.
Communities of monks (like Benedictines or Trappists) have both ordained and non-ordained members. They are all monks but some are ordained to the priesthood in order to serve their monastery by celebrating Mass, hearing confessions, etc.
|by Anonymous||reply 88||March 18, 2023 5:25 PM|
In This House of Brede by Rumer Godden is a novel about a 40ish divorced woman who becomes a nun in England. It was made into a movie with Diana Rigg which I think is on YouTube.
|by Anonymous||reply 89||March 18, 2023 5:37 PM|
[quote]On other side of things many blame Vatican II for mass exodus of women out of holy orders and many what remained "hotbeds of radical lesbianism".
Didn't the same thing happen to Michfest?
|by Anonymous||reply 90||March 18, 2023 7:10 PM|
[quote] Would the priest clothing queens tell us what kind of underwear priests wear?
I think that is up to the individual priest.
|by Anonymous||reply 91||March 18, 2023 8:29 PM|
Burying fetuses in the cloister.
|by Anonymous||reply 92||March 18, 2023 8:39 PM|
Old and new habits of Daughters of Charity
|by Anonymous||reply 93||March 18, 2023 11:29 PM|
A short primer of Sister history in USA.
Many are totally unaware of just how much Catholic sisters accomplished in USA.
|by Anonymous||reply 94||March 18, 2023 11:34 PM|
Since we're already down a very deep rabbit hole for a gay website, suggest anyone genuinely interested in learning more about Roman Catholic sisters and nuns in USA read excellent book "Sisters: Catholic Nuns and the Making of America"
|by Anonymous||reply 95||March 18, 2023 11:37 PM|
One year after playing the monstrous Mrs. Henry Vale in film "Now Voyager", Gladys Cooper played another dragon in form of Sister Marie Therese Vauzous in film "Song of Bernadette.
|by Anonymous||reply 96||March 18, 2023 11:48 PM|
For those who have never seen full movie, YT to the rescue.
|by Anonymous||reply 97||March 18, 2023 11:49 PM|
The Sisters of Providence of St Vincent de Paul.
|by Anonymous||reply 98||March 18, 2023 11:57 PM|
That’s very true, R94.
The first female pharmacist in North America was an Ursuline nun named Sister St. Francis Xavier Hebert, OSU.
C. 1697- May 8, 1762.
|by Anonymous||reply 99||March 19, 2023 12:02 AM|
The Oblate Sisters of Providence was the first successful order for Black sisters in the US.
|by Anonymous||reply 100||March 19, 2023 12:11 AM|
More on the Oblate Sisters. I like their hats. Very 19th c Southern.
|by Anonymous||reply 101||March 19, 2023 12:14 AM|
Honey, this is a gay board. The only Song of Bernadette we care about are the ones sung by Ms. Peters.
|by Anonymous||reply 102||March 19, 2023 12:53 AM|
God forgive me, but do the Sisters of Providence of St Vincent de Paul shown at r98 not look like they’re wearing labia and a clitoral hoods around their heads?
|by Anonymous||reply 103||March 19, 2023 1:53 AM|
R75, Extra value is what you get, when you wear a cornette.
|by Anonymous||reply 104||March 19, 2023 2:22 AM|
R103. OMG, you're right. They are shaped like a labia and clitoral hood!
|by Anonymous||reply 105||March 19, 2023 3:17 AM|
Thank you R85, interesting stuff.
|by Anonymous||reply 106||March 19, 2023 7:01 AM|
In case anyone was wondering, Daughters of Charity didn't go away after St. Vincent's hospital in Manhattan closed.
For some time now the sisters have been involved in affordable housing in and around NYC.
|by Anonymous||reply 107||March 19, 2023 7:22 AM|
Make that supportive and affordable housing.
|by Anonymous||reply 108||March 19, 2023 7:22 AM|
Former site of St. Agatha's orphanage (once run by the Daughters of Charity) became that latest new housing development.
|by Anonymous||reply 109||March 19, 2023 7:24 AM|
|by Anonymous||reply 110||March 19, 2023 7:28 AM|
Sister Jane Iannucelli, SC, who served on St. Vincent's hospital board of directors is still around as well.
|by Anonymous||reply 111||March 19, 2023 7:31 AM|
1. Alcohol & Tobacco
2. Sleeping With Priests & Nuns
3. Cracking students with wooden rulers and yardsticks
4. A good old fashioned slap in the face.
5. Guilt Trips
|by Anonymous||reply 112||March 19, 2023 9:23 PM|
Flicking their bean while churning the butter.
|by Anonymous||reply 113||March 19, 2023 9:28 PM|
From last Sunday's NYT.
|by Anonymous||reply 114||March 20, 2023 8:42 AM|
R45 reminded me to change my car’s air filter.
|by Anonymous||reply 115||March 21, 2023 1:19 AM|
Is that Phil Donahue at r18?
|by Anonymous||reply 116||March 21, 2023 1:21 AM|