Community of nuns, founded: at Scala, Italy, 1731, by Father Thomas Falcoia, with a rule based on that of Saint Augustine. The object of the order is to honor and imitate the Hidden Life of Our Lord, to assist the Church in every way, and the Redemptorist Fathers in their evangelical labors, by prayer and meditation. A second monastery was founded, at Saint Agatha of the Goths, by Saint Alphonsus Liguori. Convents of the society now exist in Austria, Belgium, Bavaria, France, Holland, Ireland, England, Spain, Canada, and the Tyrol. Each house is independent and under the jurisdiction of the bishop of the diocese in which it is located.

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