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(Lazarites; Lazarians; so named after the priory of St. Lazare, which they received from the canons regular of St. Victor 1632. Also called Vincentians, and Cong. of the Mission). Community of priests, clerics, and brothers founded 1625 by Vincent* de Paul for miss. work among Fr. peasants; suffered severely in Fr. Revolution (see Church and State, 15; France, 5); engages in extensive miss. work in many countries; early bases in the US included Perryville and St. Louis, Missouri; dir. Kenrick Sem., St. Louis.

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