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!

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Delivering a Contribution to the Annual Donatus Mooney Seminar at UCD Today!

The theme of this year's Donatus Mooney Seminar at UCD is 'Research and Writing Catholicism', with participants urged to think about the ways in which we approach the study of Catholic History in a 'post-confessional age'.  My contribution is 'Traditionally Innovative? Taking the Vincentian Past into the Future', in which I hope to use my relations with the Vincentian Studies Institute and the development of the Vincentian collection on…


Posted by Alison Forrestal on April 29, 2016 at 5:03am

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the Week Vincent de Paul Clock

The Vincentiana Collection at Special Collections and Archives at DePaul University has recently purchased a beautiful mid-19th century clock featuring Saint Vincent de Paul. The quality of the clock indicates that this was a luxury item. The iconography features Vincent rescuing an abandoned infant on the… Continue

Posted by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on April 20, 2016 at 9:36am

Succeeding the Jesuits: the Lazarists of the Palatinate

As part of my ongoing new book project Succeeding the Jesuits, I have been excavating sources relevant to the Lazarists' short, but memorable, tenure as the Jesuits' successors in the  Electoral Palatinate (Kurpfalz), a small but picturesque county in south-west…


Posted by Sean Alexander Smith on April 5, 2016 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments


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Soucing DC paintings and engravings 6 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 Edward R. Udovic, C.M. Apr 16.

'The Association' referred to by the Blessed Virgin in her message to Catherine Laboure 2 Replies

“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.

Provincial Directors of the Daughters of Charity

Could anyone point me in the direction of an accessible source that describes the formal role of provincial directors and its evolution beyond that of canonical visitation?  I am particularly…Continue

Started by Susan O'Brien Feb 2, 2015.

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, 2014.



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