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Adorers of the Blood of Christ

We are the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, a vowed religious community of Roman Catholic women who were founded in 1834 as a teaching order by the Italian, St. Maria De Mattias, in the small town of Acuto, Italy. Worldwide, we are nearly 1,000 women strong, including 140 in the U.S.

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Adorers of the Blood of Christ

We are the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, a vowed religious community of Roman Catholic women who were founded in 1834 as a teaching order by the Italian, St. Maria De Mattias, in the small town of Acuto, Italy. Worldwide, we are nearly 1,000 women strong, including 140 in the U.S.

Obedient Rebel

This book tells the story of St. Maria De Mattias, a woman known for her courage and commitment. This well-written narrative of the foundress of the international order of Catholic Sisters, the Adorers of the Blood of Christ, invites us to join a saint on her journey.

A Chronicle of St. Teresa Academy

Sister Clementine Zerr had come to East St. Louis looking for a place to establish a central house. Since 1889, she had had sisters at St. Henry’s and St. Mary’s, two of East St. Louis’ three parishes, but she needed a place to carry out her congregation’s distinctive task of educating young girls in boarding schools and she needed a central house for the sisters, easily accessible by train.