Expansion

Expansion

A foundation was established in Lyons in 1615 followed by Moulins (1616), Grenoble (1618), Bourges (1618), and Paris (1619). When Saint Francis de Sales died (1622) there were 13 convents established; at the death of Saint Jane Frances de Chantal in 1641 there were 86.

The Order spread from France throughout Europe and to North America;there are about 130 autonomous monasteries of the worldwide contemplative Order of the Visitation of Holy Mary: Asia, Africa, North America, Central America, South America, Korea and the Phillipines.

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