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1910 New Catholic Dictionary
A congregation which had its origin in the College of the Assumption, established in Nimes, France, in 1843, by Reverend Emmanuel d'Alzon, to combat irreligion in Europe and schism in the East. It was formally approved by a brief, November 26, 1864, and suppressed in French territory in 1900. At the time of its suppression this congregation had 20 Apostolic schools, with hospitals, orphanages, and branches in 80 dioceses; and La Bonne Presse which issued periodicals, pamphlets, and books in great numbers, the chief publication being La Croix. These institutions were all closed but the Assumptionists have opened similar ones in Belgium, England, Italy, the United States, and Chile. In the Orient, especially Turkey, 300 Fathers and Brothers and nearly 400 Sisters, Oblates of the Assumption, conduct missionary stations, hospitals, and schools. The mother-house and the procurator-general, formerly at Paris, are now in Rome. Statistics: 4 provinces, 3 vicariates, 93 residences, 864 religious of whom 19 were of the Byzantine rite, 105 lay-brothers, and 98 novices.
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Entry for 'Assumptionists'. 1910 New Catholic Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​ncd/​a/assumptionists.html. 1910.