Visitation Order

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Also known as the Visitandines, the ‘Order of the Visitation of the BVM’. Founded in 1610 by St Francis de Sales and St Jane Frances de Chantal, it was designed to include women unable to bear the austerities of the older orders, and devoted itself to the cultivation of humility, gentleness, and sisterly love. Enclosed since 1618, the Order has remained primarily contemplative.

Subjects: Christianity.

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