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Grand Rapids in 1856

Scene of early Grand Rapids viewed from the...

Portrait of Two Catholic Nuns

Portrait of Two Catholic Nuns


Though Sister Mary and Sister Mary Gabriella were not Carmelite nuns, they did belong to another religious order in the diocese of Grand Rapids in the early twentieth century. These nuns’ garments are similar to what Carmelite sisters wear, although Carmelites are required to always wear woolen material.


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TitlePortrait of Two Catholic Nuns
FormatReproduced photograph

Title by contributor.
Photograph originally published in Father John McGee’s book, The Catholic Church in the Grand River Valley 1833-1950, pg. 66.

Location In PhotoGrand Rapids, MI
CollectionCollection #88, McGee Collection #4, Box 1, Folder 1; History & Special Collections Dept.

Reproduction and copyright information regarding this image is available from Grand Rapids History & Special Collections, Archives, Grand Rapids Public Library, Grand Rapids, MI

InstitutionGrand Rapids Public Library
Physical Storage LocationGrand Rapids, MI

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