Order of the Most Holy Annunciation

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Order of the Most Holy Annunciation
Abbreviation Order of the Most Holy Annunciation (O.SS.A.)
Formation 17th century
Type Roman Catholic religious order
Headquarters Ordine della Santissima Annunziata
Via Pietro Dellepiane 49,
San Cipriano di Serra Riccò,
16010, Genova (Italia)
Website www.monacheordineannunziataceleste.it
The Blessed Maria Vittoria De Fornari Strata, founder of the Order of the Most Holy Annunciation

The Order of the Most Holy Annunciation[1] (Latin: Ordo SS. Annuntiationis), also known as the Turchine 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 the Blessed Maria Vittoria De Fornari Strata.

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

At present, the order has monasteries in Brazil, France, Italy, the Philippines, Portugal, Romania, and Spain.

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  1. ^ In Italian: Ordine della Santissima Annunziata

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