Genevieve, St, Daughters of
Genevieve, St., Daughters of (more commonly called Miramions), a monastic order in the Roman Catholic Church, founded, in 1636, at Paris, by Francisca de Blosset, for the purpose of nursing the sick and instructing girls. In 1665 it was united by Marie Bonneau de Rubelle Beauharnois de Miramion with a similar order which she had founded in 1661, under the name of the Holy Family. The order obtained considerable reputation, and extended widely. Its members took no vows, but only promised a faithful observation of the rule and the statutes of the society as long as they might belong to it. — Helyot, Diet. des Ordres Relig., art. Miramiones.