Basilian Chouerite Sisters

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The Basilian Chouerite Sisters is a religious order of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church and considered as the female branch of the Basilian Chouerite Order.

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The order was founded in 1737 [1] and approved in 1763 by Pope Clement XIII. The first house of the congregation was the Monastery of the Annunciation at Zouk Mikael. [2]

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References

  1. Saint Joseph Melkite Catholic Church [ permanent dead link ]
  2. "The Congregation of Basilian Chouerite Sisters". St Joseph Melkite Catholic Church Melbourne. Archived from the original on 2012-11-27. Retrieved 2009-03-12.