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Religious orders and congregations


Jesuit novices during the meditate in cemetery at their formation house in Los Gatos, California, USA.

Card. Canali

Nicola Cardinal Canali, the Grand Prior of Rome of the Order of Malta from 1938 to 1961, with the ribbon of the …


Prince and Grand Master of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller Order of Saint John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta Ludovico Chigi …

At St. Andrew’s

The adoration of the Cross on Good Friday in the Belgian Benedictine Abbey of St. Andrew in Bruges, A.D. 1935. The photo …


Remember, man, that thou art dust and unto dust thou shalt return.

White cappa

Fr. Bernard Pennings O.Praem., the Abbot of St. Norbert Abbey in De Pere, during the recitation of preparatory prayers before a Mass.


Father Pio O.F.M. Cap. during the celebration of a Holy Mass. We pay attention to the good visible shaven of the tonsure.

Carthusian nun

The Carthusian nuns have retained the privilege of the consecration of virgins, which they have inherited from the nuns of Prébayon. The …


Brother Martin, a Capuchin friar, at rest on the construction of water supply system leading to a Catholic college in East Midlands, …

Card. Ricketts

Juan Cardinal Landázuri Ricketts in the Franciscan choir dress on the day of his cardinatial creation in the Apostolic Palace in the …

Sister of Mercy

Sister of Marcy (R.S.M.) – the photo taken during the Civil War.

Crux fidelis

Fr. Pio of Pietrelcina during the Good Friday Adoration of the Cross.


High Pontifical Mass celebrated on Holy Thursday in Norbertine Abbey of Our Lady of Tongerlo, Belgium.


A Franciscan friar providing alms to poor children at the gate of the monastery.


A crosier, a pectoral cross and a stole worn in a deacon’s way.

Grand Master

Eugen Ferdinand Pius Bernhard Felix Maria von Habsburg-Baudemont-Vaudemont-Lorraine dressed as the Grand Master of the Order of Brothers of the German House …

Bp. del Corona

Pio Alberto del Corona, the last titular bishop of Draso, later Bishop of San Miniato and titular archbishop of Serdica, beatified in …

In the crypts

A friar praying in the crypt of the Capuchin church of Our Lady of the Conception in Rome.


The Public Consistory, December 22, 1927. Among the five newly created cardinals were three religious, who unlike the other two (Hlond and …


Cardinal Karol Wojtyła with mother Alina Imelda Niewmierzycka, the Abbess of the Benedictine monastery in Staniątki, on the day of her benediction, …

Card. Boggiani

Tommaso Pio Cardinal Boggiani O.P. in a choir dress characteristic to prelates belonging to the Order of Preachers.