Sisters of the Holy Face

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For the Benedictine order, see Sisters of the Reparation of the Holy Face

Headquarters of the Sisters, the Holy Face Institute in San Fior, Italy

The Sisters of the Holy Face is a Roman Catholic religious organization for women.[1][2] The members of the order use the abbreviation SSV after their names.[3]

The order was founded in San Fior in Treviso Italy in 1930 by Blessed Maria Pia Mastena (1881-1951). It was initially approved by the Bishop of Vittorio Veneto on December 8, 1936 and the approval of the Congregation of Pontifical Right on 10 December 1947.[1]

The order has 22 houses, including some in Brazil and Indonesia.

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