Order of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary

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Order of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
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Abbreviation Order of the Annunciation (O.Ann.M.)
Formation 16th century
Type Roman Catholic religious order
Website www.annonciade.info

The Order of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary (Latin: Ordo de Annuntiatione Beatæ Mariæ Virginis), also known as Sisters of the Annunciation, is a Roman Catholic religious order of contemplative nuns formed in honour of the Annunciation at Bourges by Saint Joan of France in 1501.

Saint Joan of France, founder of the Sisters of the Annunciation.

Origin[edit]

In 1501 Joan of Valois, the Duchess of Berry, founded the catholic religious order since, in her own words, "on earth, each of us, well knowing our own deficiencies, must even so conform to the life of the Virgin Mary, to the honor of God and the health of the world". She headed the order and it was approved by Pope Urban VI in 1502. She gained so much help in founding the community from her confessor, Father Gabriel-Maria (c.1462 - 27 August 1532), a Franciscan monk, that he is sometimes considered its co-founder.

Monasteries[edit]

It currently has five monasteries in France and two abroad:

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