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: Vincentiana Purchase of the Week: 1859 English engraving of Daughters of Charity

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…

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Posted by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on June 8, 2017 at 9:05am

VHRN Newsnote: Carte de Visite: Jean-Baptiste Etienne c. 1870

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.…

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Posted by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on June 2, 2017 at 7:30am

Surrogate Fathers, Journal of Ecclesiastical History

An article written on the Lazarist successions to the Jesuits after their abolition in the eighteenth century in various locations has been published today by the Journal of Ecclesiastical History. This is the second output from my recent research project, begun with funding from the VSI and then the Irish Research Council. My article published by the Vincentian Heritage Journal last year dealt solely with the Evora succession; in contrast this article leans on records I found in Italy,… Continue

Posted by Sean Alexander Smith on May 18, 2017 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Publication news. History of Daughters of Charity in Britain 1847-2017

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…

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Posted by Susan O'Brien on May 12, 2017 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

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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.

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.

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