Poor Servants of the Mother of God
POOR SERVANTS OF THE MOTHER OF GOD
(SMG, Official Catholic Directory #3640); founded, 1869, in London by Frances Margaret taylor, aided by Lady Georgiana Fullerton (1812–85). The congregation, which follows an adaptation of the rule of the jesuits, received final papal approval in 1900. It engages in a variety of apostolic works. When the foundress died in 1900, there were 12 houses. The sisters came to the U.S. in 1947. In the U.S., the sisters are engaged in education, healthcare, pastoral ministries, retreats and spiritual direction. The motherhouse is in London, England; the U.S. headquarters is in High Point, NC.
Bibliography: f. c. devas, Mother Mary Magdalen of the Sacred Heart (London 1927).