Sisters Minor of Mary Immaculate
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The Sisters Minor of Mary Immaculate is a Roman Catholic religious congregation of consecrated women. It was founded by Mother Maria Elisabetta Patrizi in Rome, Italy with the assistance of Father Elia M. Bruson, OFM Conv., on August 14, 1983 and canonically erected in that diocese in 1993. The congregation follows the example of St. Maximilian Kolbe, with ties to St. Therese of Lisieux. The order features a unique fourth vow, which is their pledge to be at God's disposal, like Mary, without reserve, for the "greatest glory of God" through the salvation of all in Jesus Christ. The Sisters Minor of Mary Immaculate are currently present in Italy, Poland, Turkey, and the United States of America.
Mother Elisabetta Patrizi and Sister Theresa Kovacs are no longer affiliated with the order.
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