Mechtilde of the Blessed Sacrament

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Mechtilde of the Blessed Sacrament (birth name Catherine de Bar, 31 December 1614 – 6 April 1698), was born at Saint-Dié, Lorraine in northeastern France. At first an Annonciade nun, under the name of Sister Saint-John the Evangelist, and then a Benedictine, in 1654 she founded the Order of the Benedictine Sisters of Perpetual Adoration of the Most Holy Sacrament (fr) 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