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It is interesting that this 1859 print by the English engraver Matthew James Lawless (1837-1864). Mis-identifies the Daughters of Charity as "Sisters of Mercy." The Daughters of Charity first came in England in 1847 so they were a relatively new feature on the English scene during the 19th century…Continue
Posted by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on June 8, 2017 at 9:05am
The Vincentiana Collection of the Archives and Special Collections Department of DePaul University has acquired a carte-de-visite of Jean-Baptiste Etienne (1801-1874) the 14th superior general of the Congregation of the Mission and the Company of the Daughters of Charity. The image shows an elderly Etienne.…Continue
Posted by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on June 2, 2017 at 7:30am
Leaving God for God: Daughters of Charity in Britain 1847-2017
Leaving God for God is a study of five generations of Catholic Sisters in Britain from 1847 to 2017 and of their wide-ranging ministries to people in poverty.
Written with full access to the Daughters of…Continue
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.