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Sisters of Elizabeth
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In the Middle Ages, the Sisters of Elizabeth of Hungary lived communally or semicommunally in Franciscan style; they were major supporters of the religious women’s movement and the semi-religious life. After Trent they usually lived in independent houses. In the 19th century, several congregations were organized, usually associated with a male Franciscan order, including:

1. The Order of the Sisters of St. Elizabeth (of Hungary), founded in Aachen in 1622 by Apollonia Radermecher (1571–1626). They spread through the Rhineland and Lux…

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Eder, Manfred, “Sisters of Elizabeth”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 16 November 2019 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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