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    1. mmsyfullah 49 months ago | reply


    2. I AM JONATHON [deleted] 49 months ago | reply

      Well........I have enjoyed the comments on this photo. It is an intriguing photograph.I use to love going into old bookstores and junk shops looking for "Treasures." There was a TV sitcom in the 60's called, "The Flying Nun"...but that was before my time :=)

    3. UBU ♛ 47 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Luci , ombre e piccoli cristalli., and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    4. Patricksmercy 45 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Catholic Sisters service to humanity, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    5. Gary Auerbach 45 months ago | reply

      wonderful work..gary

    6. iamhere2009 43 months ago | reply

      I just joined Flickr and came across this beautiful photograph. I'm trying to contact Mr. Sprott
      to ask permission to use it in a book I've written about positive things Catholic. One of the chapters is on Catholic Hospitals, another on education. The Sisters of Charity have been remarkable in both and that photo captures everything. Can someone tell me how to contact the photographer? I can't figure out Flickr. Thanks! -- Michael Leach,

    7. cprietto 38 months ago | reply

      The headdress is called a cornette. The Daughters of Charity wore this habit from the 17th century until 1964. The cornette didn't always look like this - it was based on 17th century French peasant dress and originally it was a basic sunbonnet. Over the centuries it "sprouted" and grew wings. Yes, it took very heavy starch to maintain it, and the Sisters did it - frequently. The Daughters of Charity are not just in Canada; they're all over the world. I'm not a Sister, but I work for the Daughters of Charity.

    8. Khnum-hotep 38 months ago | reply

      Thanks cprietto for the interesting info.

    9. 38 months ago | reply

      This is a Daughter of Charity - European, not American. The headdress, known as a "cornette" was a 17th century peasant sun bonnet. I reenact a Daughter of Charity impression as a Civil War reenactor. I can say from experience, the sun bonnet works well.

    10. Khnum-hotep 38 months ago | reply

      Katie: I don't think there was ever any
      question of her coming out of America.
      I found the photo in southern England.
      Thanks for the interesting info! Is there
      a photo of you as a Dau of Charity?
      I will have to look and see...

    11. Patricksmercy 38 months ago | reply

      American Daughter of Charity in 1962 teaching in Maryland...
      Daughter of Charity 1964 morning annoucements at Seton HS

    12. Khnum-hotep 37 months ago | reply

      Patricksmercy: Wonderful shot! Thank you.

    13. Lightbender 36 months ago | reply

      It's a rather haunting, soulful look...

    14. bootpainter 28 months ago | reply

      Oddly, just as my young man made you think of Gladys, this nun reminds me of a man who, when young, looked remarkably like this person, sans wimple.Funnily enough his friends ' nickname for him was ....Gladys.I haven't seen him in years and years.He used to work with my ex-, but they had an acrimonious rift, money was lost.The eyes are a dead ringer.

    15. Khnum-hotep 28 months ago | reply

      How strange. Obviously meant to happen...

    16. Melisenda2010 24 months ago | reply

      Beautiful portrait !!!

    17. bootpainter 15 months ago | reply

      I'd fave this many times over, just seeing it again as I go through faves from the past few gut feeling is that, nun or no, she knows full well that she is a looker.
      I've just added her to my third gallery of "splendid hats of yesteryear"..while I know a nun's headdress is not a hat, per se...a wimple, a veil..but it is a head covering, and for the purposes of my galleries, that will surplice...

    18. Khnum-hotep 15 months ago | reply

      Melisenda: Thank you.

      fifi: Thanks a lot. 3,000+ views! But no, I think she has
      no thought of herself. Her mind is fixed upon God!
      Selfless devotions.

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