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Mutterprovinz Schweiz

English translation: ecclesiastical province

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12:20 Aug 31, 2006
German to English translations [PRO]
Social Sciences - Geography
German term or phrase: Mutterprovinz Schweiz
This is simply listed on its own after the name of an organization.

I'm not sure if it's a proper name (the name of a province in Switzerland) or a description of a region.

Thanks in advance for any help!
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English translation:ecclesiastical province
Explanation:
I'm not sure about this, but it seems to be not a national province but a province of the Catholic church in Switzerland.

Zur Mutterprovinz Schweiz (deutsch- und italienischsprachiger Teil der Schweiz) gehören 977 Schwestern in 62 Niederlassungen. Die Westschweiz bildet eine eigene Provinz mit 123 Schwestern in 17 Niederlassungen.
Das internationale Institut der Barmherzigen Schwestern vom heiligen Kreuz zählt weltweit rund 4900 Schwestern in 17 Provinzen und 4 Vikariaten in Europa, Amerika, Asien und Afrika.

http://www.kath.ch/skz-1999/amtlich/bi45.htm

French Ancien Régime Roman Catholic dioceses and ecclesiastical provinces were heirs of Late Roman civitates (themselves created out of Gaulish tribes) and provinces. Most of them were created during the first christianization of Gaul, in the 3rd to 5th centuries.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ancien_Régime_dioceses_...
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ecclesiastical province


Explanation:
I'm not sure about this, but it seems to be not a national province but a province of the Catholic church in Switzerland.

Zur Mutterprovinz Schweiz (deutsch- und italienischsprachiger Teil der Schweiz) gehören 977 Schwestern in 62 Niederlassungen. Die Westschweiz bildet eine eigene Provinz mit 123 Schwestern in 17 Niederlassungen.
Das internationale Institut der Barmherzigen Schwestern vom heiligen Kreuz zählt weltweit rund 4900 Schwestern in 17 Provinzen und 4 Vikariaten in Europa, Amerika, Asien und Afrika.

http://www.kath.ch/skz-1999/amtlich/bi45.htm

French Ancien Régime Roman Catholic dioceses and ecclesiastical provinces were heirs of Late Roman civitates (themselves created out of Gaulish tribes) and provinces. Most of them were created during the first christianization of Gaul, in the 3rd to 5th centuries.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Ancien_Régime_dioceses_...


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agree  Darin Fitzpatrick: Sounds right. The Swiss canton that is closest to the original term is Schwyz, and it would not be written any differently as it is a proper name.
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