A General History of the Congregation of the Mission
John E. Rybolt C.M., Translation & Annotation; Miranda Lukatch, Nathaniel Michaud, Editors
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This work is the earliest known history of the Congregation of the Mission and dates from about 1730. Vincentian historian John E. Rybolt, C.M., building on the initiative of Stafford Poole, C.M., completed this English translation from the original French. The author, Claude-Joseph Lacour, C.M. (1672-1731), drew from already published materials and his own recollections. While the story he tells may seem familiar, Lacour included materials that are unknown anywhere else and delivers a first-hand account of the Congregation’s rapid growth in those early days. The text is essential reading for anyone wishing to better understand Vincent de Paul’s society of apostolic life of priests and brothers following his death.
Vincentian Studies Institute
Congregation of the Mission, Vincent de Paul, Vincentian History
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Vincent de Paul, Saint, 1581-1660, Catholics, Missionaries, Vincentians, Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, France
Lacour, Claude-Joseph C.M., "A General History of the Congregation of the Mission Beginning after the Death of Blessed Vincent de Paul" (2020). Vincentian Digital Books. 44.