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!
The most recent issue of Vincentian Heritage features two articles on Sr. Blandina Segale, S.C. (Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati) 1850-1941. Sr. Blandina is a famous figure on the proverbial "Old West." Plans are apparently underway to produce a T.V. series based on her life:…Continue
Posted by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on July 15, 2016 at 3:31pm
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
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 Jul 9.
“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.