Jeanne Antide THOURET

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FrenchBorn Jeanne Antide THOURET

French nun and Catholic saint who founded the Sisters of Charity congregation

Born on November 17, 1765 in Sancey-le-Long, France , France

Died on August 24, 1826 in Naples, Italy

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When Joan Antidea was 22 she joined the Daughters of Charity of Saint Vincent de Paul in Paris but during the French Revolution she was in exile in Switzerland and Germany.

In 1797, she returned to France where she founded a school for poor girls. In 1799 she founded a new congregation: the Sisters of Charity supported by Letizia Ramolino, Napoleon's mother.


In 1819, her institute was approved by Pope Pius VII who gave canonic privileges to her convents.

She died at Regina Coeli monasterium, Naples, in 1828.

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