The Habit of the Hieronymite Order


The Hieronymites habit, or religious dress code, is that of a white tunic, with a brown scapular over it, and a brown hood. All of this is worn with a brown mantle. Typical Roman Catholic Monastic orders have a tunic with a scapular, a garment going from the shoulders down and over the from and back, typically reaching the knees. Both the monks of the order, and the nuns wear the same clothing, with their scapular being similar to the scapular of the Carmelite order.


Portrait of Sister Juana Inés de la Cruz

Sister Juana Inés de la Cruz, in the traditional habit of Hieronymite nuns. Painted by Michael Cabrera in the 18th century.

Hieronymite Order Habit

From left to right; Without the hood, with the hood, and with the cowl

Painting for the Hieronymite Monastery in Guadelupe

Mercy of Fra Martin de Vizcaya painted by Francisco de Zurbarán

Besse, Jean. "Hieronymites." The Catholic Encyclopedia. Vol. 7. New York: Robert Appleton Company, 1910.6 Sept. 2018 <>.