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"A soul united to Jesus is a living smile that radiates Him and gives Him." ~St. Elizabeth of the Trinity

The Oblate Sisters of Providence are the oldest order of Black nuns in the world. Founded in 1829 by Rev. Father James Hector Joubert and Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange, (pictured) the order still exi…

"In jig time for St. Patrick's day are Sister Mary Justus of the Sisters of the Sister of Notre Dame and two young friends, who reel to the glory of Ireland's Patron Saint at St. Elizabeth's day nursery here [St. Louis, Missouri] March 14, 1964. The two youngsters from the United Fund nursery are Charles Kelly (left) and Bobby Morris." • photo: Bettmann / CORBIS on http://www.corbisimages.com/stock-photo/rights-managed/U1416654/nun-dancing-with-children

The Queen's mother-in-law. Princess Alice of Battenberg (1885-1969) was the mother of Prince Philip. She was born deaf, but read lips in several languages. She married Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark in 1903 and had 5 children. Her family was exiled from Greece in 1917. Her later years were devoted to charity and she founded the order of nuns known as the Christian Sisterhood of Martha and Mary.

The Oblate Sisters of Providence are the oldest order of Black nuns in the world. Founded in 1829 by Rev. Father James Hector Joubert and Mother Mary Elizabeth Lange, (pictured) the order still exi…

The Imperial Family outside a military hospital, 1914, From left: Nicholas II, Grand Duchess Ella, Grand Duchesses, Maria, Anastasia, Olga, and Tatiana and Empress Alexandra Feodorovna.

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Sister Patricia was born on October 12th, 1896 in Olmitz, Kansas to Andrew and Mary Elizabeth Hickey.

"Funeral ceremony over the remains of Princess Elizabeth, sister of the Czarina & her maid, in the Russian Church of the Magdalene on the Mt. of Olives. Jan. 30th, 1921" A Grandaughter of Queen Victoria. Ella, as she was known, became a nun & foundress of a Russian orthodox convent, following the assassination of her husband. She was thrown down a mine shaft with other family members, where the Bolshovics then threw grenades. She is now a saint & martyr in the orthodox church.

Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna of Russia (Elizabeth Feodorovna Romanova, Russian: Елизавета Фëдоровна Романова) canonized as St. Elizabeth Romanova (1 November 1864 – 18 July 1918) was a German princess of the House of Hesse, and the wife of Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich of Russia, fifth son of Emperor Alexander II of Russia and Princess Marie of Hesse and the Rhine.

Grand Duchess Elizabeth Feodorovna of Russia (1864-1918), granddaughter of Queen Victoria, wearing full mourning after the assassination of her husband Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich, taken at Ilinskoe, 1906.

ANNE BOLEYN (c.1475-December 1556) Anne Boleyn was the daughter of Sir William Boleyn (1447-October 10, 1505) and Margaret Butler (1465-1539/40), daughter of the earl of Ormond. She married Sir John Shelton of Shelton, Norfolk (c.1472-December 21, 1539)EXCERPT:' In 1533, she was put in charge of both King Henry VIII's daughters, the baby Elizabeth and Mary, now declared illegitimate. She was specifically instructed by her niece, Queen Anne Boleyn, to teach the Lady Mary Tudor her place. '

Her Serene Highness Princess Victoria Alice Elizabeth Julia Marie ("Alice") of Battenberg was born in the Tapestry Room at Windsor Castle in Berkshire in the presence of her great-grandmother, Queen Victoria. She was the eldest child of Prince Louis of Battenberg and his wife Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine. Married Prince Andrew of Greece. Mother of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.