Church Vestments and Textiles by Margery Roberts

Sewing Church Linens by Elizabeth Morgan.

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Dominican nuns in the 18th century. Roman Catholic religious order.

Nuns, Habit, costume, Dominicans, Catholic Order,
Dominican nuns, Ordo fratrum Praedicatorum.

Dominican nuns in 1780, 18th century.

The Dominican nuns, religious abbreviation OP, Latin: Ordo fratrum Praedicatorum (as the Dominicans, the male branch) are a Roman Catholic religious order, which began with a foundation by the Spanish priest Saint Dominic de Guzman in 1205 and approved by Pope Honorius III on 22 December 1216.

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