Order of the Most Holy Annunciation

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Order of the Most Holy Annunciation
AbbreviationOrder of the Most Holy Annunciation (O.SS.A.)
Formation17th century
TypeRoman Catholic religious order
HeadquartersOrdine della Santissima Annunziata
Via Pietro Dellepiane 49,
San Cipriano di Serra Riccò,
16010, Genova (Italia)
Websitewww.monacheordineannunziataceleste.it
Blessed Maria Vittoria De Fornari Strata, the founder of the Order of the Most Holy Annunciation.

The Order of the Most Holy Annunciation[1] (Latin: Ordo SS. Annuntiationis), also known as Turchine Nuns or Blue Nuns, is a Roman Catholic religious order of contemplative nuns formed in honour of the mystery of the Incarnation of Christ at Genoa, in Italy, by Blessed Maria Vittoria De Fornari Strata.

Pope Clement VIII approved the religious order in August 5, 1604, placing it under the Rule of St. Augustine.

At the present, there are monasteries of this religious order in Italy, Portugal, Spain, France, the Philippines, Romania and Brazil.

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  1. ^ In Italian: Ordine della Santissima Annunziata

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