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Barnabites

The congregation of “Clerks Regular of St. Paul” (or “Paulines”), founded in Milan in 1533 by Antonio Maria Zaccaria, a doctor of Cremona, with Bartolommeo Ferrari, a lawyer, and Giacomo Antonio Morigia, a mathematician, to preach missions and conduct educational work in the city. They were given the church of St. Barnabas, hence their name. A staunch supporter was Charles Borromeo,* whose confessor, Alessandro Sauli, was general of the order (1565). During the seventeenth century they spread into France and central Europe, and today there are about thirty-five houses.