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VHRN Newsnote: Vincentian Research Library Purchase of the Week 11/16/2014

The Vincentian Research Library at the John T. Richardson Library of DePaul University has recently purchased a rare pre-revolutionary panegyric for St. Vincent de Paul.  The address was given in the Congregation's Church in Genoa, Italy  on 19 July 1777 by Ubaldo Cassina a professor of moral philosophy at the Royal University of Parma.  …


Posted by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on November 16, 2014 at 12:15pm

VHRN Newsnote: Pre-Publication notice "The Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul in Ireland. The Early Years."

To be published in early 2015. Available for pre-order on

Posted by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on November 14, 2014 at 7:30am

VHRN Newsnote: Vincent de Paul's family descendants: 1864

Very often the question is asked if there are any descendants of Vincent de Paul's family. The present answer to that question is unknown. However, in April 1864 at the dedication of the new shrine complex at the Berceau near Dax the above commemorative picture was distributed. Previous published versions… Continue

Posted by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on November 11, 2014 at 7:54am

VHRN Book of the Week: "Le XIXe, Grand Siecle des religieuses francaises," by Gerard Cholvy

Le XIXe, Grand siècle des religieuses françaises Gérard Cholvy

Présentation de l’éditeur: Dans la mémoire collective, le «l’invasion mystique». Pourtant, en 1790, le royaume ne compte que 55 500 religieuses. Il y en aura 135000 en 1900.

Cet essai cherche à decrier cet essor, une fois résumé le…


Posted by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on November 7, 2014 at 4:51pm


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Soucing DC paintings and engravings 2 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 Susan O'Brien Oct 14.

Daughters of Charity in the Inter-War period 3 Replies

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

Tags: Code, Canon, Law, modernity., impact

Started by Susan O'Brien. Last reply by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. Sep 4.

Resources for Green Scapular and Daughter of Charity Sister Justine Bisqueyburu 4 Replies

Hello! I am working on a book about the Green Scapular and Daughter of Charity Sister Justine Bisqueyburu. I was wondering if anyone can recommend resources or even an archive that may contain some…Continue

Tags: Bisqueyburu, Justine, Sister, Scapular, Green

Started by Laura Wright. Last reply by Laura Wright May 20.

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.



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