The first photo in the Sisters of Saint Joseph (Chestnut Hill) gallery appears to have been taken in Cape May, NJ, at the sisters' retreat house on the point.
Michael B lake said:May 27, 2012 11:37 am PST
I was taught by the Congregation of Notre Dame from 1953-61. I thought their habit was glorious. I had the IHM (Marywood) Blue Sisters in high school - all in Manhattan, NYC. I find the history and habits of all congregations intriguing. One community that has retained some tradition are the Religious Teachers Filippini - close by in New Jersey. I find their foundress, history, habit and charism fascinating. Thank you for this interesting website. I really enjoy it.
Fr. Steve Rosczewski said:May 17, 2012 12:57 pm PST
Thank you for your very touching and inspirational story of your miraculous healing. You may want to contact the Daughters of Charity Provincial House for information about your dear Sister Regina:
USA South East Province
St Joseph Provincial House
333 So. Seton Avenue
Emmitsburg, MD 21727-9297
Sisters : 154
Communities : 14
God bless you!
John Taylor said:May 7, 2012 7:56 pm PST
I went to elementary school and was educated by a great order of nuns...Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.
Gosh, its too bad most of the nuns got rid of their habits. It was a sign of dedication,respect and humilty. Hope more orders return to habits even its modern habits.
Vicky Jones said:May 1, 2012 8:11 pm PST
This is such an interesting website! I'm in a community production of "Doubt," and I found this website when I was looking for photos of habits. (I'm really glad I wasn't a 19th century nun -- as if their work weren't difficult enough, they had to wear those constraining and/or giant caps and hoods!)
Another reason I came here was to discover why the nuns in the film version of "Doubt" wore bonnets instead of veils. I wasn't able to see any clear lineages from the information here to the Sisters of Charity or other orders founded in memory of Elizabeth Mary Seton, but my search did take me to this link and those bonnets: http://www.srcharitycinti.org/about/roots.htm