Fornari, Maria Victoria

Fornari, Maria Victoria an Italian foundress of a religious order, was born at Genoa in 1562. She was married to Angelo Strate, by whom she had five children, who all devoted themselves to the Church. After the death of her husband, she instituted the order of the Celestial Annonciades, which had over a hundred houses in Italy, Germany, and France. The nuns were dressed in white robes, with a light blue shawl. She died December 15, 1617. See Hoefer, Nouv. Biog. Generale, s.v.

 
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