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Superiors of the Congregation of the Mission

The lists below comprise CM general superiors; superiors of the CM house in Rome; and superiors of the CM foreign missions that are most prominent in the Vincent de Paul collection (up to the end of the seventeenth century). There was no CM superior in Scotland (the prefect of the Scottish mission was not a CM member), so Scotland is not featured here.

The lists are partially based on Pierre Coste, “Liste des établissements de missionnaires fondés de 1625 à 1660 et noms des supérieurs,” in Saint Vincent de Paul: correspondance, entretiens, documents, vol. 8 (Paris, 1920-25), 516-520. The rest of the information comes from the documents included in this collection.

Superior Generals

Vincent de Paul

1625-1660

René Alméras

1660-1672

Edmond (Edme) Jolly

1673-1697

Rome

Louis Lebreton

1639-1641

Bernard Codoing

1642-1644

Jean Dehorgny

1644-1647

René Alméras

1644-1647

Jean Dehorgny

1651-1653

Thomas Berthe

1653-1655

Edme Jolly

1555-1665

Jean Martin

1665-1670

René Simon 

1668-1677

Jean Martin        

1677-1680

Gian Giacomo Carretti

1680-1681

Jean Martin

1681-1691

Tunis

Julien Guérin

1645-1648

Jean le Vacher

1648-1666 (end of the mission)

Algiers

Boniface Nouelly

1646-1648

Jacques Lesage

1648

Jean Dieppe

1648-1649

Philippe Le Vacher

1650-1662

Jean le Vacher

1668-1683

Michel Monmasson       

1685-1688

Madagascar

Charles Nacquart

1648-1650

No Vincentians

1650-1654

Jean-François Mousnier          

1654-1655

Toussaint Bourdaise

1655-1657

No Vincentians

1657-1663

Nicolas Etienne

1663-1664

Maximilien Michel Maniè

1666-1667?

No Superior

1667?

Marin Ignace Roguet

1668-1671 (end of the mission)