The Vincentian History Research Network (VHRN) is a dynamic online forum designed for researchers and scholars on Vincentian topics broadly considered. This 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: "John XXIII and the Vincentian family."

This Sunday, Pope Francis will canonize two of his 20th century predecessors: John XXIII and John Paul II. Co-incidentally the Vincentiana Collection at DePaul University just acquired this 1959 photo of the pope dated 12 January 1959. The byline reads: "Pope John presented gifts to 150 children at Rome's… Continue

Posted by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on April 21, 2014 at 5:37pm

The Frontiers of Mission: Perspectives on Early Modern Missionary Catholicism

A new volume of essays edited by Alison Forrestal and myself is now slated to be published by Ashgate in 2015. The Frontiers of Mission: Perspectives on Early Modern Missionary Catholicism, is the product of a lengthy collaboration which began with a conference in Galway in June 2013. The volume seeks to bring a new set of perspectives to Catholic missionary activity in the early modern period, confronting the validity of the oft-repeated claim that the missionary experience can be…


Posted by Sean Alexander Smith on April 20, 2014 at 9:33am

DePaul University Announces Digital Collection of St. Vincent's Handwritten Letters

In 1969, DePaul University acquired its first original, handwritten letter by St. Vincent de Paul (1581-1660), presented by the well-known book collector and DePaul alumnus Abel Berland. Since that time, through other generous gifts and judicious purchases, it has added to that first letter seven-fold. DePaul’s eight Vincent letters represents the largest such collection outside of Europe. The letters are the collective cornerstone of DePaul’s…


Posted by Andrew H Rea on April 16, 2014 at 10:30am


Introduction to Ning

Created by Brian Cicirello Jan 27, 2011 at 2:37pm. Last updated by Brian Cicirello Feb 9, 2011.


vincentians in asia

VINCENTIAN WEBSITES IN  ASIAAll the  Vincentian Provinces in Asia have websites,  most of them connected  with the, the website of  the  General Curia in Rome.  The provinces with…Continue

Started by rolando s. delagoza Feb 14.

Vincentians in Asia (Formation Materials) 28 Replies

There  are  at least in the  Philippines) but  the written histories  belong mostly to the older Provinces, i.e China and the Philippines.  For our seminary formation  we need some materials so that…Continue

Tags: Asia, in, vincentians

Started by rolando s. delagoza. Last reply by rolando s. delagoza Aug 6, 2013.

St. Vincent and beauty of the poor

I am trying to learn on the subject St. Vincent and Beauty of the Poor? What did really attract him to the poor? Did he feel them beautiful? To be beautiful, there should be form and expression…Continue

Started by Fr. Shajan Pudussery CM Jul 19, 2013.

Lazarists in the Ottoman Empire 2 Replies

Can anyone recommend a good source for the Vincentian mission in the Ottoman Empire-- esp. Smyrna (now Izmir).?Continue

Started by Amelia Gallagher. Last reply by Amelia Gallagher Jul 1, 2013.



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