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!

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VHRN Newsnote: "Rare 19th century embroidery portrait of Vincent de Paul"

The Vincentiana Collections at DePaul University's Archives and Special Collections has recently purchased an early 19th century embroidered portrait of Vincent de Paul. The face of the saint is drawn while the rest of the details of his portrait are done with silk embroidery. This piece will be part of the… Continue

Posted by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on August 14, 2016 at 12:10am

VHRN Newsnote: "Sr. Blandina Segale, S.C. Possible new T.V. Series

The most recent issue of Vincentian Heritage features two articles on Sr. Blandina Segale, S.C. (Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati)  1850-1941.  Sr. Blandina is a famous figure on the proverbial "Old West."  Plans are apparently underway to produce a T.V. series based on her life:…


Posted by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on July 15, 2016 at 3:31pm

VHRN Newsnote: Interesting Relic of Saint Vincent de Paul surfaces

Fr. John Rybolt has reported that a previously unknown linen sheet said to have belonged to Saint Vincent de Paul has surfaced in France. A closed Poor Clare monastery has donated the relic to the…


Posted by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on June 14, 2016 at 5:10pm

VHRN Newsnote: Translation of the Relics of Vincent de Paul: 1830

The Vincentiana Collection at the Archives and Special Collections Department of DePaul University has recently purchased a…


Posted by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on June 10, 2016 at 7:40am


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Finding the original French text of quote attributed to St. Vincent de Paul 8 Replies

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 8 hours ago.

Soucing DC paintings and engravings 6 Replies

I am trying to source the artist and location for the painting of the four martyrs of Arras in the guillotine cart on their way to martyrdom.  Pointers welcome. Continue

Started by Susan O'Brien. Last reply by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. Apr 16.

'The Association' referred to by the Blessed Virgin in her message to Catherine Laboure 2 Replies

“A remember that one day I said to Father Aladel: 'The Holy Virgin asks of you a mission. She desires that an Association be started, and you are to be its founder and director. The group will be a…Continue

Started by Susan O'Brien. Last reply by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. Apr 8.

Provincial Directors of the Daughters of Charity

Could anyone point me in the direction of an accessible source that describes the formal role of provincial directors and its evolution beyond that of canonical visitation?  I am particularly…Continue

Started by Susan O'Brien Feb 2, 2015.



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