What was happening to the Order of Saint Lazarus in Hungary between 1710 - 1903.
  
A short summary of the history of the Order of Saint Lazarus and the "Lazarus Mission" activities in Hungary during the 19th. and 20th. century.
       
  
After expulsion of Turks from Carpathia Basin in 1683 the Order reestablished itself in Hungary. In 1710 Knights of the Order founded a hospital named "Lazarethum" in Tabán, where infectious patients were treated until the end of the 18th century. The extending activities of the  "Saint Lazarus Missionary Society" were closely interwoven with the activities of the Knights of the Order of Saint Lazarus. However the Missionary Society worked mostly among the Catholics while the Knights of the Order of Saint Lazarus, although most of its members were Catholics, attended the poor and the ill without distinction to their religion. 
        
In the middle of 18th century a joint Medical Mission Station was established in Nagyszombat between the Missionary Society of Saint Lazarus and the Sisters of Charity.  At the same time both groups were in charge of the Seminary of the Diocese of Vác.  
    
In 1781, King Joseph II of Austria and Hungary, Holy Roman Emperor, (1780–1790) ...
     ... dissolved all Holy Orders (including the Order of the Sisters of Charity) and thus he put an end to their activities. However, the activities of the Knightly Order of Saint Lazarus and the Missionary Society of Saint Lazarus could not be stopped. Hungarian Knights continued their work in Hungary, and in many other countries around the world. Many of them, together with volunteers took part in it. The highly esteemed missionaries, like Ignác Erdélyi, Ignác Ürge, József Wilfinger considerably contributed in this process. In 1870 a few Lazarists started to  work in Hungary again.  Among them were Nándor Medits, Kálmán Galambos and József Lollok.  Due to their excellent work, in 1903 H.I.H. Prince Joseph placed at their disposal his hunting palace at Piliscsaba.  From that point on mission stations and hospices were built, one after the other, all over the country on behalf of the Order.   
      
1903 - Budapest, Gát street; church and mission station.
1909 - Budapest, 26 Nagyboldogasszony Street mission station. 
   
The World War I. briefly interrupted this process but in 1920 the Administrator General of the Order converted the Hungarian mission stations into Vice-Province, and in 1926 he established an independent province of the Order and the new houses were built again in: 
  
Budapest, Ménesi str. - Central Headquarters of the Order
Szob, - Education Center
Lakócsa, (County Somogy) -Mission Station
Budapest, Csepel-Királyerdô- Mission Station and the Hospice
Budapest, Csepel-Szabótelep- Mission Station ion and the Hospice
    
After the World War II. the Order started to reorganize. However, this activities was stopped by the communist regime for several decades. Communists decrees prohibited all Knightly Orders and Missionary Societies from carrying out their activities. Their buildings were nationalized and their members persecuted or expelled from the country. 
         

      

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