Orders Founded by Married, Divorced, or Widowed Persons & Unwed Mothers


#1

Instead of hijacking the thread on CVs, I prefer to start a thread. Here we will discuss communities founded by married, divorced, or widowed persons and unwed mothers.

Married:

Sisters of the Cross of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (Conchita):
apcross.org/conchita.htm

Little Servant Sisters of the Immaculate Conception (Bl. Edmund Bojanowski):
littleservantsisters.com/

Dominican Sisters of Our Lady of the Rosary of Pompeii (Bl. Bartolo Longo):
santuario.it/link.html
(Can’t find the sisters, but I know he founded them. Link is for sanctuary).

Widowed:

Sisters of Mary Reparatrix (Bl. Emilie):
smr.org/en/page.php?id=19

Celestial Annonciades (St. Victoria Strata):
monacheordineannunziataceleste.it/Francese/home_francese.htm

Blessings,
Cloisters


#2

Thank you very much, Cloisters.

Sorry, I don’t know how to post links.

Mother Antonia Brenner, foundress of The Eudist Servants of the 11th hour, (prison ministry) twice divorced. This congregation welcomes older candidates.

St. Jane Frances de Chantal, co-foundress of the Visitation of Holy Mary Order, widow.

St. Marguerite d’Youville, widow, foundress of The Order of Sisters of Charity of Montreal,
commonly know as the Grey Nuns.


#3

St. Elizabeth Ann Seton was a widow and founded an order.

God Bless


#4

Passionist Sisters of St. Paul of the Cross was started by a married woman to help change the lives of prostitutes in Italy about 150 years ago.


#5

If I understand this site correctly, this foundress is/was married.

adorareucaristia.org/secc-historia/

Blessings,
cloisters


#6

Link:
passionistsisterscanada.ca/MariaMaddalena.html

Blessings,
Cloisters


#7

link:
sisters-of-charity-federation.org/

Blessings,
Cloisters


#8

Posting links is quite simple. One begins the link with “http://” then the URL. I usually google the subject, then cut and paste the link into the post.

Eudist Servants of the Eleventh Hour:
eudistservants.org/

Visitation:
First Federation (cloistered):
cloisters.tripod.com/us_vhm_first_fed/

Second Federation (teachers):
visitationsisters.org/

Grey Nuns:
grey-nuns.org/

Blessings,
cloisters


#9

Divorced:

Sisters of the Holy Child Jesus (Mother Cornelia Connelly):
shcj.org/history_archives.html

Blessings,
Cloisters


#10

Thank you very much, Cloisters. I really appreciate it. May God bless you abundantly.


#11

There is also the Sisters of Misercorde a canadian order whose foundress took in pregant women and girls and was a widow.
Think they have a convent still in the US.They are in Canada.Then there is the Sisters of Christian Love.They are right here in the US.Their foundress was married and later widowed.Then she joined the Felician Sisters and later founded her own community.Think they are in Detroit they have a website. A lot of widowers and widows have founded communities over the century;probably too many to name.


#12

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