Swiss Guard at the Vatican- Recruits to the guard must be Catholic, single males with Swiss citizenship who have completed basic training with Swiss military and can obtain certificates of good conduct.Recruits must have a professional degree or high school diploma, must be between 19 and 30 years of age,and at least 5 feet 8.5 in. tall.
Immaculate Heart of Mary Novice Sister Barbara (Ann Paul) Berg and Sister Generosa Golden in the Infirmary 1945. Novices had many charges including serving trays in the infirmary.#HistoryNun #NCSW http://ihmsisters.org
Sister of Mercy, perhaps a novice, preparing altar cloths in the sacristy for Mass. Also in the photo are a chalice, some vestments (far right), and a page of prayers in Latin (Orationes) that a priest would recite while vesting. Dated 1955.