Definition of Lazarist in US English:

Lazarist

noun

  • another name for Vincentian
    • ‘He founded the Congregation of the Priests of the Mission or Lazarists to preach especially to country people.’
    • ‘In 1625 he founded an order of secular priests to work in rural areas; it became the Congregation of the Mission, called Lazarists or Vincentians.’
    • ‘They took the name Lazarists from the Priory of St Lazare in Paris, where the original order had been formed in 1632.’
    • ‘However, wishing to reinstitute the pre-war tradition, the Lazarists and the Sisters of Charity organized a pilgrimage of school children to the shrine in 1932 and for the following four years.’
    • ‘In the beginning, all the people in the village were dependent on the Lazarists in everything.’
    • ‘Vincent was responsible for establishing two major groups: the Congregation of the Mission, also known as the Vincentians or Lazarists, and the Sisters of Charity.’
    • ‘Teodorico Pedrini was admitted to the Congregation of the Mission, also known as the Lazarists, in 1698.’
    • ‘Today there are Lazarists all over the world.’
    • ‘On June 27, 1891, two Lazarist priests and two Catholic officials set out to Ephesus to see the house.’
    • ‘The Lazarists are installed next to the church - and have been there for many decades, witness their presence at the dedication ceremony of Saunière's church in Rennes-le-Château.’
    • ‘The Lazarists later moved to the centre of Isfahan and once again left ‘Our Lady of the Rosary’ in the care of the small community of Catholic Armenians.’
    • ‘Following the expulsion of the Lazarist priests the school is transformed into an orphanage for Armenian, Turkish and Kurdish children.’
    • ‘Two more missionaries, French Lazarists this time, made the arduous journey from China, taking eighteen months to arrive in 1846.’
    • ‘The priest of Rennes-le-Château had previously in 1891 opened a shrine to Lourdes in the village involving another Lazarist priest from the church of Notre Dame de Marceille.’
    • ‘He was also involved in assisting the Vincentians in disposing of property they owned in Perryville, Missouri, and in the construction of the Lazarist residence in South St. Louis County.’
    • ‘The Lazarist accepts the necessity of the discipline.’
    • ‘Up to that point, the Lazarists had completed the formation of 25 young confrères.’
    • ‘For five weeks he endured cruel tortures in total silence, then was transferred to another prison, where he found a fellow Chinese Lazarist from whom he could receive the Sacraments.’
    • ‘At the time, the parish was ministered by the Lazarist priests belonging to the ‘Congrégation de la mission’ founded by Saint Vincent de Paul.’
    • ‘In 1931, he attended the Lazarist Missionary Seminary in Paris, France where in 1934 he completes his studies.’

Origin

From French Lazariste, from the biblical name Lazarus (see lazar).

Pronunciation

Lazarist

/ˈlazərəst/