Dominican Sisters of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin

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The Dominican Sisters of the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin (Catalan: Congregació de les Germanes Dominiques de l'Anunciata, Spanish: Religiosas Dominicanas de la Anunciata, acronym D.A.[1]) are a religious institute of pontificial right.

This congregation was established on 16 August 1856 at Vic, Catalonia, by the Dominican friar Francisco Coll Guitart[2] (who was canonized by Pope Benedict XVI in 2009).[3]

They are present in Europe (France, Italy and Spain), Africa (Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Rwanda), in Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, El Salvador, Uruguay) and the Philippines.[4] They are headquarteted in Madrid.[1]

As of 31 December 2005 this institute had 1.102 religious sisters in 140 houses.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Ann. Pont. 2007, p. 1568.
  2. ^ DIP, vol. III (1976), coll. 830-832, voce a cura di I. Venchi.
  3. ^ "Cappella papale di canonizzazione" (in Italian). Retrieved 12-10-2009.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ "The congregation in Africa, Latin America and Asia" (in Spanish). Retrieved 5-7-2009.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help)

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