Sisters Magdalen

While still at Tours, Sr. Mary Euphrasia founded the Sisters Magdelen, a contemplative group for penitent women who wished to live a cloistered life. The Magdalens supported themselves with intricate embroidery and baking altar bread. The Magdalens later lived in communities attached to and supervised by, though separate from, the Sisters of the Good Shepherd. They are now known as the Contemplatives of the Good Shepherd.