In ancient Rome, Pontifex Maximus was the title given to the high priest or chief priest at the head of the Pontifical College of Priests.
Monastic habit of spiritual orders from Poland, Germany and Flanders from the 10th to the 18th century.
Female religious habit at the end of the eighteenth century. Nuns who live according to the Rule of St. Augustine, St. Dominic, St. Benedict and of Saint Angela Merici.
The similarity between the Buddhist faith and the Roman Catholic churches may be traced even more minutely than this. “Buddhists everywhere have their monasteries and nunneries, their baptism, celibacy and tonsure, their rosaries, chaplets, relics, and charms, their fast-days and processions, their confessions, mass, requiems, and litanies, and, especially in Tibet, even their cardinals, and their pope.”
In almost all Buddhist monasteries, may be seen a bell, which is tolled by the monks morning and evening. These regular tollings comprise a series of 108 strokes. This number 108 represents:
Golnabat Khanoum (Mrs. Sugar-candi) of the Susmani tribe.
Roman Pope in Chamber Clothes
Pius VI. P. M.
A Greek nun of the Order of St. Basil in her Choir dress 18th c.. Religieuse Grecque de L’Ordre de St. Basil en habit de choeur.
Religieuse de L’Ordre de St. Augustin. The relatives of the Augustinian women’s orders are also called Augustinians.