Mechtilde of the Blessed Sacrament

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Mechtilde of the Blessed Sacrament (birth name Catherine de Bar, 1614–1698), was born at Saint-Dié, Lorraine in northeastern France. At first an Annunciade nun and then a Benedictine, in 1654 she founded the Order of the Benedictine Nuns of the Perpetual Adoration in Paris. This was the first society formally organized for the Perpetual Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament[1][2][3]

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  1. ^ Catholic encyclopedia: Saint-Dié
  2. ^ Catholic encyclopedia: Perpetual Adoration
  3. ^ A Catholic Dictionary by William E. Addis, Thomas Arnold 2004 ISBN 0-7661-9380-2 page 656