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!
By Margaret Alderman and Josephine Burns, D.C.
New edition edited by Betty Ann McNeil, D.C.
As the first saint to grow from the soil of the United States, Elizabeth Ann Seton holds a special place in the story of the…Continue
Posted by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on March 17, 2017 at 8:30pm
Sr. Margaret Beaudette, S.C.. of the New York Sisters of Charity died on Sunday, March 12, 2017. Sr. Margaret was a distinguished artist and sculptor whose work was widespread and enormously popular. One of her most famous statues is of Saint Vincent de Paul surrounded by students. Originally…Continue
Posted by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on March 14, 2017 at 1:39pm
The Vincentiana Collection in Archives and Special Collections at DePaul University's Richardson Library has recently acquired an early-19th century decorative transferware plate depicting Saint Vincent de Paul rescuing foundlings in the snow-covered streets. This types of decorative plates were very popular…Continue
Posted by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on March 13, 2017 at 4:50pm
The Vincentiana Collections of the Archives and Special Collections Department of DePaul University's Richardson Library has recently acquired four very rare pre-revolutionary (18th century) hand-colored images depicting Daughters of Charity. These images are small (approx. 2 by 3 inches). The style of the sisters' habits, the printing font, and type of paper all suggest this dating.…Continue
Posted by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on March 5, 2017 at 10:46am
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.
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.
“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.