Sister Margaritas Kullowitch, Sister of christian charity Accepted her Profession Vows in 1957,20 years old.The photo was taken at the Mother House in Wilmette. At that time it was called Maria Immaculata Convent.Been at St. Mary of Celle in Berwyn, Illinois since November of 2007.
This is the part of becoming a sister or nun that used to horrify some people - when a woman took her vows and changed from postulant to novice, she had her hair cut off and cut short, in part for ease of care under all that veiling, but also to show her giving up of worldly vanities to serve God. This ceremony was always done in the sacristy out of sight of the congregation coming to witness the novice's transformation from postulant to novice.
Sister Mary Kenneth Keller was also the first American to earn a PhD in Computer Science, which she earned in 1965 at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. She took her vows with the Sisters of Charity in 1940. Later she earned a M.S. in Mathematics and Physics from DePaul University. She also studied at Dartmouth College, which allowed her to work in the computer science center (although it was usually reserved for men) where she helped develop the computer language BASIC.
Poor Clare Colettines-Roswell. NM
In exchanging the white veil of the novice for the black veil of the professed nun, the young Poor Clare assumes her full responsibilities as a member of her Order: prayer, penance, the spiritual motherhood of souls.