Bridget (Saint), Sisters of
Bridget (Saint), Sisters Of a religious order founded in 1806 by Dr. Delaney, bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, Ireland. Candidates take vows of chastity, poverty, and obedience. The costume is black, similar to that of the Presentation nuns and Sisters of Mercy. The first convent was established at Tullow, County Carlow, Ireland, and the second at Mount Rath, in 1808. One was established at Buffalo, N.Y., about 1853.