Communities founded by laypersons

I am starting this thread to show that communities being founded by laity have been part of the church for centuries.

Oblates of St. Frances of Rome, Italy:
http://www.tordespecchi.it/public/

Our Lady’s Nurses for the Poor, Australia:
http://ourladysnurses.org.au/?page_id=6

The Work of the Cross, Mexico:
http://www.apcross.org/conchita.htm

Blessings,
Mrs Cloisters OP
Lay Dominican
http://cloisters.tripod.com/
http://cloisters.tripod.com/charity/

Little Servant Sisters of the Immaculate Conception:

Virtually every women’s community was at least co-founded by a layperson, since all women are laypersons in the Church.

Founded by lay persons who remained lay persons was the original intent of this thread.

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