Religious Dress

The religious dress of the Sisters of Providence of St. Vincent de Paul has evolved over time. They started out wearing the habit of the Sisters of Providence from Montreal, then tried out an unsitable habit for a few years before switching to the distictive “lily” or “peak” headdress  they wore for over 80 years. In the 1950s they changed to a rounded headdress before trying out a  succession of modified habits inthe 1960s and 1970s, before leaving the choice of wearing the habit to individual sisters.  

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