Definition of Congregation of the Priests of the Mission in English:

Congregation of the Priests of the Mission

noun

  • A Roman Catholic religious order founded by St Vincent de Paul (1581–1660) in 1625, originally to evangelize the rural poor but subsequently assuming additional educational and other objectives. Now more usually known as Lazarists, Vincentians.

Origin

Mid 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Blount (1618–1679), antiquary and lexicographer.