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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Father John E. Rybolt receives 2016 Pierre Coste Prize

The Rev. John E. Rybolt, C.M., is the recipient of the 2016 Pierre Coste Prize, which was presented Dec. 12 by the Vincentian Studies Institute. Fr. Rybolt, who was ordained in 1967, is a Vincentian scholar-in-residence at DePaul University. He receives the honor in part for his…

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Posted by Brian Cicirello on January 11, 2017 at 1:11pm

VHRN Newsnote: Simone Zurawski article published in Sacred Architecture

Our colleague Simone Zurawski from DePaul University has an article published in the latest issue of Sacred Architecture, Issue 30, 2016, pgs. 11-20. The article is entitled: The Alliance des Arts

, the Chapelle des Lazaristes, and the Reliquary Shrine of Saint Vincent de…

Posted by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on January 4, 2017 at 4:15pm

VHRN Newsnote: The Many Faces of Vincent de Paul: Nineteenth Century French Romanticism and the Sacred

In the new year the DePaul University Art Museum will host an exhibition guest curated by Rev. Edward R. Udovic, C.M., Ph.D.  This special exhibition is titled: "The Many Faces of Vincent de Paul: Nineteenth Century French Romanticism and the Sacred.  Sculptures, holy cards, textiles, decorative arts…

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Posted by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on December 17, 2016 at 7:30am

VHRN Newsnote: Sickinger biography of Ozanam to be published in 2017 by University of Notre Dame Press



Raymond Sickinger’s biography of Antoine Frédéric Ozanam is more than a chronological account of Ozanam’s relatively brief but extraordinary life. It is also a comprehensive study of a man who touched many lives as a teacher, writer, and principal founder of the Society of St. Vincent de… Continue

Posted by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on December 2, 2016 at 11:21am

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Finding the original French text of quote attributed to St. Vincent de Paul 9 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 Aug 30, 2016.

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, 2016.

'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, 2016.

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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