Children of Mary

The title given to confraternities of Our Lady established in schools of the Sisters of Charity in 1847, after the manifestation of the Miraculous Medal (1830); to sodalities founded in 1818 by Saint Madeleine Sophie Barat in the convents of the Religious of the Sacred Heart; and to various other societies of women and girls, some of which are affiliated with the Prima Prismaria (First Primary) of the Society of Jesus in Rome.

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