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 Brian Cicirello on March 26, 2019 at 10:47am
Posted by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on February 23, 2019 at 8:39am
"The first thing that Catholic religious orders did when they arrived in a town to establish a new community was to plant the cross--to erect a large wooden cross where the church was to stand. The cross was a contested symbol in the civil wars that reduced France to near anarchy in the sixteenth century. Protestants tore down crosses to mark their…Continue
Posted by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on February 13, 2019 at 10:58am
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, 2018.
"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.