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McCarthy, Thomas Patrick. Guide to the Catholic Sisterhoods in the United States. 5th ed. rev. and enl. Washington, DC, Catholic University of America Press, 1964. xii, 404p. il. LC 64-15336.

Companion volume to The Guidepost (E185) illustrating the activities and dress of about 380 religious orders of women in the U. S., each order being allotted one page for an illustration and brief description including statistics, history, and apostolic works. Indexes of variant forms of names, initials and affiliated houses. This work and The Guidepost are both very much out of date especially with regard to religious dress and other practices that have been reformed in the wake of Vatican II. Nevertheless, they are valuable sources of historical information since little was changed in these orders from the dates of their founding until the 1960s.

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