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Schools for boys or young men of insufficient means who desire to become missionary priests or brothers or who wish to become secular priests and labor in missionary lands. These schools are supported by the faithful augmented by voluntary contributions of parents and friends. The first such school was opened by the Jesuits in France in 1865. within ten years more apostolic schools were opened, not only in France but elsewhere.
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