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: Memorial Card for Frederic Ozanam's wife.....

The Vincentiana Collection at DePaul University's Archives and Special Collections has recently acquired an example of the memorial card for Marie-Josephine-Amelie Soulacroix the widow of Blessed Frederic Ozanam. Madame Ozanam died on 26 September 1894. Her husband died on 8 September… Continue

Posted by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on January 2, 2018 at 5:11pm

VHRN Newsnote: "Graphic Novel" about Saint Vincent de Paul Published in France

Description du produit Présentation de l'éditeur En 1643, saint Vincent de Paul était le père Vincent, un prêtre exceptionnel qui battait le pavé de Paris pour aider les plus démunis. Lorsqu'un de ses protégés, Jérôme, se fait assassiner, il décide alors de mener l'enquête. Ses actes…


Posted by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on December 21, 2017 at 7:16am

VHRN Newsnote: Holy Card of Marguerite Naseau acquired

This holy card is an unusual depiction of Marguerite Naseau (the "first" Daughter of Charity). This image is much more realistic than the traditional image of Marguerite as a young beauty queen. The card is from Belgium and dates from the first half of the 20th century. The Vincentiana collection at DePaul… Continue

Posted by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on December 2, 2017 at 5:32pm

VHRN Newsnote: Louis XIV manuscript letter is acquired.

The Vincentiana Collection of Archives and Special Collections at DePaul University has recently acquired a July 1650 manuscript letter of Louis XIV to his ambassador in Rome supporting the canonization of the famous Barbe Acarie or as she was known in her Carmelite convent: Soeur Marie de…


Posted by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on November 24, 2017 at 3:24pm


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the source 3 Replies

"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.

Vincentian History in Asia 3 Replies

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.

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.



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