St. Louis, Sisters of

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A congregation of teaching religious (SSL, Official Catholic Directory #3935) with papal approbation. They were originally founded in 1842 at Juilly, France, by the priest-philosopher Louis bautain, but did not prosper under his direction. The subsequent development of the congregation centered around the motherhouse founded in Ireland in 1859. In that year Mother Genevieve Beale established a convent of the Sisters of St. Louis in Louisville, Monaghan, under the auspices of the bishop of Clogher. Nearly a century later, in 1949, the community came to the U.S. and established itself in California. The generalate is in Louisville, Monaghan, Ireland; the U.S. headquarters is in Woodland Hills, CA. In the U.S., the sisters are engaged in education, pastoral ministries, and social outreach.

[m. b. eaton/eds.]

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