Trying to figure out what order this Nun is a part of?

Hi everyone,

I apologize if this is in the wrong area; I couldn’t decide between this section and the Back Fence.

I came across this picture on Tumblr today, and from researching different orders for the past couple of hours, I can’t seem to match the habit to an order. I know I shouldn’t be so concerned about it, but for some reason, I feel drawn to find out, and to know more about the order and the habit.

Thank you all, and God Bless you! :slight_smile:

I tried to look around too, with no success. Are you certain that this is a Catholic religious habit and not, perhaps, some manner of middle eastern clothing?

The habit is Carmelite if brown. I can’t tell from the image.

Hmmmm, the problem is that there is little detail of her habit. It is pretty normal for postulants to wear a white veil and dark dress or vice versa.

The background looks like the SouthWest US to me.

It is a lovely picture :slight_smile:

That’s what I was thinking, maybe in the Arizona/New Mexico region.

I think so, too. :slight_smile:

I know the image was taken at a very odd angle, and to me, it looks brown in the sunlit area, yet it looks black where there’s no light, towards the bottom. I’ll keep searching, and I do appreciate all of your answers very much. :slight_smile:


Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration of Our Lady of Solitude Monastery

Google image search (click on the camera icon)
watching too much of the catfish tv show…mea culpa, mea culpa, mea maxima culpa

It is in Arizona…good eye

God bless and good luck!


I would guess Arizona or New Mexico

this is Mother Angelica’s Order from EWTN. Enclosed Poor Clare’s, the white veil is for a Novice.

Doubting Peter,

Excellent work!!! I was left wondering… and you provided an answer. I guess the geography of the Middle East and that of Arizona/New Mexico is somewhat similar?

Thank you so much! I didn’t think it looked like a Poor Clare habit, and I skipped over all the Poor Clare orders on a religious orders website, thinking I knew it wasn’t that order. :rolleyes: Haha, thank you! :smiley: I spent about a week in New Mexico and Arizona last year, and the image of the desert is set in my mind permanently. :wink: Thanks again!

Considering it’s a little white girl, I think middle east may have been just a bit of a stretch.

No offense, but I really don’t think that comment was necessary.

I know! That is a Poor Clare of Perpetual Adoration. Guessing from the background, she lives in the monastery in Arizona. :slight_smile:

God bless!

What are you an anti-semite!

No, I know it’s true. However, I don’t want the Moderators to take it the wrong way, and then have 1) my thread closed/deleted, and/or 2) have my account suspended or banned.

If I may ask, do you know the definition of antisemitism?


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