One hundred years of photos

October 2, 2019 our monastery will be celebrating the milestone of the 100th anniversary of the founding of our monastery by Mother Mary Imelda, OP and 13 nuns from the Monastery of the Perpetual Rosary in Union City, NJ. Much has happened in these last 100 years….and we have the pictures to prove it!

Twenty-five years ago on the occasion of our 75th anniversary, Sr. Mary Catharine and Sr. Judith Miryam, who were then in the novitiate, went through shoe boxes of photos to create a display in St. Dominic’s Hall for the anniversary celebration. Since then, the photos have been cataloged and put in albums thanks to the hard work of Sr. Maria Agnes. More recently, we’ve been digitizing them which will not only preserve them (we hope!) but also gives us the advantage of being able to zoom in on them and see things we never saw before!

Monastery Picnic. Mother Mary (wearing sun hat) with choir nuns and lay sisters.

Monastery Picnic. Mother Mary (wearing sun hat) with choir nuns and lay sisters.

We have posted a gallery on our History page for your enjoyment. There are few photos from the early days in the temporary monastery at 63 New England Avenue and none of the chapel in that house. 63 New England Ave remains part of the monastery property although the house is long gone.

We hope you will enjoy these photos. Please scroll down the page to find the gallery.