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Religious orders and congregations

Amadeus de Bie O.Cist.

Gerardus Franciscus Amadeus de Bie O.Cist., Abbot of the monastery in Bornem in Belgium, and then the Abbot General of the Cistercian …


Prostration during the singing of the Litany of All Saints at the liturgy of the Holy Saturday before the great altar of …


Priestly ordination celebrated probably on the Saturday preceding Passion Sunday, i.e. Palm Sunday, in the Dominican church of Santa Cruz La Real …

Burning of palms

Nuns burning last year’s palms, from which the ash was used during the celebration of the Ash Wednesday, the Cathedral of the …


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 …