Order of the Most Holy Annunciation

The Order of the Most Holy Annunciation[1] (Latin: Ordo SS. Annuntiationis), also known as the Turchine or Blue Nuns, is a Roman Catholic religious order of contemplative nuns formed in honour of the mystery of the Incarnation of Christ at Genoa, in Italy, by the Blessed Maria Vittoria De Fornari Strata.

Order of the Most Holy Annunciation
AbbreviationOrder of the Most Holy Annunciation (O.SS.A.)
Formation17th century
TypeRoman Catholic religious order
HeadquartersOrdine della Santissima Annunziata
Via Pietro Dellepiane 49,
San Cipriano di Serra Riccò,
16010, Genova (Italia)

Pope Clement VIII approved the religious order on 5 August 1604, placing it under the Rule of Saint Augustine.

At present, the order has monasteries in Brazil, France, Italy, the Philippines, Portugal, Romania, and Spain.

See also


  1. In Italian: Ordine della Santissima Annunziata
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