Nuns: Traditional orders and congregations

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Following Estevan's post below, I have added The Dominican Sisters of Hawthrone and the Sisters of St. Francis of the Martyr St. George to the sidebar. These are both very traditional congregations like the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecelia Congregation.

One thing that I strongly believe is that a nun/religious sister should look like a nun/religious sister. All of them should wear a habit - not street clothes. Our spirituality should not be merely expressed inside. I strongly believe that there should be externals symbols including our dress.

For this reason, I only support those religious orders that reflect the Sacred Traditions of the Catholic faith including the wearing of a religious habit. If you have any traditional orders like the three mentioned above, please comment below and I will add them to the sidebar.


Anonymous,  Sunday, December 26, 2010 at 11:06:00 PM PST  

Another traditional community to add to your side bar:,
Franciscan Daughters of Mary

Monica,  Tuesday, March 29, 2011 at 4:01:00 PM PDT  

I love this! It's amazing! I am 19 years old and have been discerning for about a year on whether or not to become a nun. And about 2 months ago, i recieved the call from God. I think it is great that i have found this great site, where there are so many links to different orders/ convents. This will def. be a great help for me to find the right convent for me to join. and yes, i agree with keeping the tradtional habits. Thank You so much for this brillant idea! And God Bless You. ♥ :))

Linda Friday, July 15, 2011 at 1:06:00 PM PDT  

Is anyone aware of a "traditional habited community who consider very belated vocations?
PAX! Linda

Anonymous,  Friday, September 23, 2011 at 7:54:00 PM PDT  

To answer Linda's question of traditional habited communities who consider very belated vocations- I know of two for sure who do:
These are active/contemplative. There are a few cloistered ones that consider belated vocations but you would need to contact them to find out the age limit.
God bless your search!

Anonymous,  Monday, January 16, 2012 at 6:49:00 PM PST  

Hi! I'm an 18 year old Catholic man discerning priesthood--but I have several friends who are discerning into religious life who are drawn to the traditional orders. I just want to thank you for this on their behalf!

Sister Mary Joseph, SSCJ Thursday, July 26, 2012 at 7:30:00 PM PDT  

Praised be Jesus Christ! As vocation director for the American province of the Sister Servants of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, I invite all discerning young ladies between the ages of 18-30 to check out our website: and ask yourself the question: Is the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus calling me to be His Spouse! If I can be of any help, please call me. --Sr. Mary Joseph SSCJ

Anonymous,  Sunday, August 5, 2012 at 6:09:00 PM PDT  

Linda, like yourself I was looking for an Order who took belated vocations and I came across two great Orders who take ladies of all ages, belated ones also.

Daughters of Divine Hope.
All Saints Sisters of the Poor.

Look and send them a note. Good luck.

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