Filles-Dieu

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The Filles-Dieu ("daughters of God") were a French religious community founded before 1270, which was devoted to the service of the sick. Briefly known as Sisters of Saint-Gervais, since they were employed in the hospital of the same name in 1300.[citation needed] Their branches were mainly in Paris, Orléans, Beauvais and Abbeville.[citation needed] At the end of the 15th century the Paris house was on the Rue Saint-Denis, just a few metres from the Porte Saint-Denis, and was a home for two hundred ex-prostitutes.[1] The Filles-Dieu wore a white robe and a black coat.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ Sumption, Jonathan, The Hundred Years War: Trial by Battle, Volume 1 of The Hundred Years War, 1999, University of Pennsylvania Press, ISBN 0812216555, 9780812216554, google books