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Monday, July 13, 2015

She founded the oldest Marian religious institute of women in the Arab East - A Moment with Mary



* July 13 – Mary Patroness (Italy, 1837) * She founded the oldest Marian religious institute of women in the Arab East ----- A Moment with Mary --

Une Minute avec Marie
An initiative of the Association Mary of Nazareth 

July 13 – Mary Patroness (Italy, 1837)

She founded the oldest Marian religious institute of women in the Arab East


Born in Jerusalem in a Christian Palestinian family on October 4, 1843, Saint Marie-Alphonsine Danil Ghattas died on March 25, 1927 in Ein Karem. She was canonized by Pope Francis on May 17, 2015, on the Feast of the Ascension.

Saint Marie-Alphonsine entered the Congregation of the Sisters of Saint Joseph of the Apparition as a postulant at the age of 14. Following repeated visions of Our Lady, she and Father Joseph Tannous Yammin founded a congregation for local women in 1880 called the Rosary Sisters, or the Congregation of the Sisters of the Most Holy Rosary of Jerusalem, the oldest Marian religious institute of women in the Arab East. Archbishop Fouad Twal, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem was impressed by the Marian piety of this nun who spent her life working in education of Arab Christians and the poor.

Today the Rosary Sisters have 250 members and are present in the Holy Land, Jordan, Lebanon, Cairo (Egypt), Kuwait, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah and Rome. In Lebanon, the Rosary Sisters have ten convents and they also run a hospital in Gemmayze.

Adapted from:
www.lorientlejour.com and catholicsaints.info

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