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Charles A. Frazee


Vincentians and Daughters of Charity were missionaries in North Africa, Turkey, the Middle East, Balkan countries, and Iran from the seventeenth through twentieth centuries. The first work was in North Africa, where Vincentians worked with enslaved Christians. Depending on the location, missionaries ran seminaries, schools, churches, orphanages, and medical facilities. They worked primarily with Latin Catholics, Eastern Christians, and Eastern Catholics, such as the Chaldeans; in modern times, they were not allowed to evangelize Muslims. Efforts of specific missionaries are noted, especially those of Eugene Bore, who worked throughout the Middle East and was eventually superior general of the Congregation.