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!
Posted by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on April 30, 2018 at 8:24am
This postcard recently added to the Vincentiana Collections at DePaul University's Archives and Special Collections depicts part of the famous Convent of the Capucines to which Louise de Marillac was denied admission. The Capucines had arrived in Paris representing the cloistered women of the Capuchin reform which…Continue
Posted by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on April 16, 2018 at 5:53pm
Apolline Andriveau naît le 7 mai 1810 à Saint Pourçain dans l'Allier. Après de brillantes études, elle quitte le monde à 23 ans et entre dans la Compagnie des Filles de la Charité à Troyes où tous les témoignages concordent pour louer sa piété, sa douceur, sa charité.…
Posted by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on March 31, 2018 at 7:48am
The Vincentiana Collection at DePaul University's Archives and Special Collections has acquired a rare copy of the 1864 biography of Charles Bochart de Champigny (in religion Honore). Champigny was the superior of the French Capuchins who is said to have turned down the request of the young Louise de…Continue
Posted by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on March 30, 2018 at 11:00am
Dear Vincentian History Research Network:I'm a Roman Catholic doctoral student at Georgetown University studying early 20th century Chinese Catholicism. I'm writing to see if you might be able to…Continue
Started by StephanieWong Apr 20.
"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.
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.
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.