Order of the Most Holy Annunciation

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 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.

See also


  1. In Italian: Ordine della Santissima Annunziata
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