The Vincentian History Research Network (VHRN) is a dynamic online forum designed for researchers and scholars on Vincentian topics broadly considered. The editor for the site is the Rev. Edward R. Udovic, C.M., from the Vincentian Studies Institute of DePaul University. This site is a place to learn about Vincentian resources, share current research projects, ask questions about possible archival and bibliographic resources, announce publications or participation in conferences, and seek grant funding. Members of the VHRN can share in other ways that will support a community of "Vincentian" scholars. Please feel free to join us!
Posted by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on September 16, 2018 at 1:29pm
In 1975, two centuries after her birth, Pope Paul VI canonized Elizabeth Ann Seton, making her the first saint to be a native-born citizen of the United States in the Roman Catholic Church. Seton came of age in Manhattan as the city and her family struggled to rebuild themselves after…Continue
Posted by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on September 13, 2018 at 5:12pm
The Vincentiana Collection at DePaul Universit's Archives and Special Collections Department has recently acquired a copy of the 1657 announcement about the establishment of the Hospital General of Paris. This controversial institution sought to assist the masses of the urban poor in Paris, but to do so only by…Continue
Posted by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on September 4, 2018 at 7:27pm
The Vincentiana collections at DePaul University's Archives/Special Collections has acquired a 19th century Vincentian painting by the artist Andre-Joseph Bodem. (1791-1830?) Believed to have been a commission for l'hopital Saint-Joseph in Compeigne, France run by the Daughters of Charity. The hospital was built…Continue
Posted by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on July 26, 2018 at 6:00am
Dear Vincentian History Research Network:I'm a Roman Catholic doctoral student at Georgetown University studying early 20th century Chinese Catholicism. I'm writing to see if you might be able to…Continue
Started by StephanieWong Apr 20.
"J'ai voulu donner aux femmes un ministère dans l'Eglise, le ministère de la Charité." "I wanted to give women a ministry in the Church, the ministry of Charity."can anyone tell me the source of this…Continue
Started by mathew kochuparambil. Last reply by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. Nov 9, 2017.
To the present there seems to be an appreciable interest, research, and writing on the more than 300 year history of the Vincentian presence in China. The Vincentian Studies Institute has given a…Continue
Started by Edward R. Udovic, C.M.. Last reply by StephanieWong Mar 11, 2017.
I've been contacted by a stained-glass artist looking for the original French text of the following quote attributed to St. Vincent DePaul:"Humility and charity are the two highest master-cords: one,…Continue
Started by Joseph F. Chorpenning, OSFS. Last reply by Kenneth Leap Aug 30, 2016.