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VINCENTIANS

Members of the Congregation of the Mission founded by St. Vincent de Paul in 1625. Also known as Lazarists from the Place de St. Lazare, which was St. Vincent's headquarters in Paris. THe original work of the congregation was the preaching of popular missions and conducting retreats. Later on seminaries were established. Vincentians form a society of common life. They are secular priests living in community under religious vows. Their present apostolate is mission work, conducting seminaries, directing the Daughters and Ladies of Charity, education and spiritual exercises to priests, religious, and the laity.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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