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The Bonalists or the Congregation of the Priests of St. Mary is a defunct French congregation of Catholic priests founded by the theologian Raymond Bonal.[1]

The congregation was approved in 1665 by Pope Alexander VII and in 1678 by King Louis XIV. The order ran a number of seminaries. These seminaries gradually lost students and eventually the congregation was absorbed by the Lazarists.


  1. ^ PD-icon.svg Herbermann, Charles, ed. (1913). "Raymond Bonal". Catholic Encyclopedia. New York: Robert Appleton Company.