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!
Fr. John Rybolt has reported that a previously unknown linen sheet said to have belonged to Saint Vincent de Paul has surfaced in France. A closed Poor Clare monastery has donated the relic to the…Continue
Posted by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on June 14, 2016 at 5:10pm
The Vincentiana Collection at the Archives and Special Collections Department of DePaul University has recently purchased a…Continue
Posted by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on June 10, 2016 at 7:40am
The Vincentiana Research Collection at the John T. Richardson Library of Chicago has purchased a rare copy of the 1737 bull of Clement XII canonizing Vincent de Paul. As is customary for papal documents it is known by its first two words in this case: "Superna Jerusalem"…Continue
Posted by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on May 19, 2016 at 5:56pm
This Vincentian Studies Institute research library at the John T. Richardson Library of DePaul University has acquired a rare copy (1826) of Alexander Dallas' proposal for the establishment in England of a Protestant version of the Soeurs de la Charite of France. Dallas (1791-1869) was an Anglican clergyman interested in the conversion of Catholic in Ireland among other causes. His father had been a friend of Lord Byron. …Continue
Posted by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on May 17, 2016 at 5:00pm
“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.
Is anyone working on the history of the Daughters in the period from c1920-1950? I have a feeling that we are about to leapfrog this era in historical research and move from the 19thC to the Vatican…Continue
Started by Susan O'Brien. Last reply by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. Sep 4, 2014.