Edward R. Udovic, C.M.
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Vincentian History in Asia
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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 this discussion. Last reply by StephanieWong Mar 11.

 

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My Bio and Website:

Rev. Edward R. Udovic, C.M., Ph.D. is a menber of the Western Province of the Congregation of the Mission in the United States. He has a doctorate in Church History from The Catholic University of America.  He presently serves as Secretary, Senior Executive for University Mission, Vice President for Teaching and Learning Resources, and Associate Professor in the Department of History at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois.

His specializations include the history of Ancien Regime France, Saint Vincent de Paul, the Vincentian tradition, and Vincentian material culture studies. He has written extensively in these areas, and has given numerous presentations throughout the United States and internationally on Vincentian history, spirituality, and leadership.  Many of his articles, and original essays, have been released as podcasts by the Office of Mission and Values at DePaul.  He has also led numerous Vincentian Heritage study tours in France.

In 2010 he completed work as Executive Producer and writer for the acclaimed documentary: Vincent de Paul: Charity's Saint.

For more information visit his website at: http://works.bepress.com/edward_udovic/

 

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Edward R. Udovic, C.M. posted a blog post

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the Week: 1859 English engraving of Daughters of Charity

It is interesting that this 1859 print by the English engraver Matthew James Lawless (1837-1864). Mis-identifies the Daughters of Charity as "Sisters of Mercy." The Daughters of Charity first came in England in 1847 so they were a relatively new feature on the English scene during the 19th century re-birth of English…See More
Jun 8
Edward R. Udovic, C.M. posted a blog post

VHRN Newsnote: Carte de Visite: Jean-Baptiste Etienne c. 1870

The Vincentiana Collection of the Archives and Special Collections Department of DePaul University has acquired a carte-de-visite of Jean-Baptiste Etienne (1801-1874) the 14th superior general of the Congregation of the Mission and the Company of the Daughters of Charity. The image shows an elderly Etienne. It is estimated to…See More
Jun 2
Edward R. Udovic, C.M. commented on Sean Alexander Smith's blog post Surrogate Fathers, Journal of Ecclesiastical History
"Congratulations Sean!  Great article."
May 29
Edward R. Udovic, C.M. commented on Susan O'Brien's blog post Publication news. History of Daughters of Charity in Britain 1847-2017
"Congratulations Susan!"
May 13
Edward R. Udovic, C.M. posted a blog post

Forthcoming Publication Announcement "In Missouri's Wilds St. Mary of the Barrens and the American Catholic Church, 1818 to the present."

From the publisher Truman State University Press"In 1818, a small group of Catholic clerics established a religious community in southeastern Missouri and opened a school, grounded in its European Vincentian roots but influenced by the isolation of its rural location. St. Mary's of the Barrens because the first…See More
Apr 19
Edward R. Udovic, C.M. posted a blog post

VHRN Newsnote: Publication of "Antoine Frederic Ozanam" by Raymond L. Sickinger

Raymond Sickinger’s biography of Antoine Frédéric Ozanam is more than a chronological account of Ozanam’s relatively brief but extraordinary life. It is also a comprehensive study of a man who touched many lives as a teacher, writer, and principal founder of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.Ozanam’s life encompassed a…See More
Apr 13
Edward R. Udovic, C.M. commented on Angelo Loda's blog post mostra iconografica san Vincenzo de' Paoli in Italia
"http://stvincentimages.cdm.depaul.edu/ This is the largest online archive of Vincent/Vincentian images in the world.  Fr. John Rybolt, C.M. is in charge of the site....."
Apr 1
Edward R. Udovic, C.M. posted a blog post

VHRN Newsnote: Revised edition of "Praying with Elizabeth Ann Seton" is published by the V.S.I.

By Margaret Alderman and Josephine Burns, D.C.New edition edited by Betty Ann McNeil, D.C.  As the first saint to grow from the soil of the United States, Elizabeth Ann Seton holds a special place in the story of the Catholic church in America. A wife and widow, mother of five children, founder of a new community of…See More
Mar 17
Edward R. Udovic, C.M. posted blog posts
Mar 14
StephanieWong replied to Edward R. Udovic, C.M.'s discussion Vincentian History in Asia
"Hi Fr. Udovic! Great, thanks for the reminder about John Harney (I saw his chapter in the recent edited volume Chinese Catholicism by Cindy Yik-yi Chu), and for the heads up about Alan Sweeten's retirement.  At any rate, I have…"
Mar 11
Edward R. Udovic, C.M. replied to Edward R. Udovic, C.M.'s discussion Vincentian History in Asia
"Hi Stephanie, John Harney works on China/Vincentian China. John teaches at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. Also, Alan Sweeten (who is now retired) is still actively researching..... The Vincentian Studies Institute at DePaul has research money…"
Mar 11
StephanieWong replied to Edward R. Udovic, C.M.'s discussion Vincentian History in Asia
"Thank you so much for this post!  While the post is from 2011, I hope there are still others around writing on the Vincentian presence in China. I am currently a doctoral student planning to write on the Vincentians in China, so I am eager to…"
Mar 11
Edward R. Udovic, C.M. posted a blog post

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the Week. Rare 18th century images of Daughters of Charity

The Vincentiana Collections of the Archives and Special Collections Department of DePaul University's Richardson Library has recently acquired four very rare pre-revolutionary (18th century) hand-colored images depicting Daughters of Charity.  These images are small (approx. 2 by 3 inches).  The style of the sisters' habits, the printing font, and type of paper all suggest this dating.…See More
Mar 5
Edward R. Udovic, C.M. posted a blog post

VHRN Newsnote: "Vincentiana Purchase of the Week: 1864 Descendants of Vincent de Paul's family

This rare carte-de-visite is a souvenir of the dedication of the saint's birthplace shrine in April 1864. The elderly woman seated on the step in the lower right hand of the picture was also featured in a separate photo as the oldest living descendant.See More
Feb 27
Edward R. Udovic, C.M. posted a blog post

VHRN Publication Notice: "Les Lazaristes aux Mascareignes aux XVIIe et XIXe siecles: Ile Bourbon et Ile de France"

LES LAZARISTES AUX MASCAREIGNES AUX XVIIIE ET XIXE SIÈCLES Ile Bourbon (La Réunion) et Ile de France (Maurice)Marc Thieffry HISTOIRE RELIGIONS CHRISTIANISME OCÉAN INDIEN Ile Maurice RéunionLa Congrégation de la Mission a été fondée en 1625 par Saint Vincent de Paul. Ses membres s'appellent les lazaristes…See More
Feb 8
Edward R. Udovic, C.M. posted a blog post

Daughters of Charity in World War II: Sending parcels to a Prisoner of War camp

This French press photo dated July 2, 1942 shows Daughters of Charity in Paris preparing packages to be sent to French prisoners of War in Stalag VIIa. Wikipedia has the following entry with respect to this camp:" Stalag VII-A (in full: Kriegsgefangenen-Mannschafts-Stammlager VII-A) was Germany's largest prisoner-of-war camp…See More
Jan 31

Edward R. Udovic, C.M.'s Blog

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the Week: 1859 English engraving of Daughters of Charity

It is interesting that this 1859 print by the English engraver Matthew James Lawless (1837-1864). Mis-identifies the Daughters of Charity as "Sisters of Mercy." The Daughters of Charity first came in England in 1847 so they were a relatively new feature on the English scene during the 19th century…

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Posted on June 8, 2017 at 9:05am

VHRN Newsnote: Carte de Visite: Jean-Baptiste Etienne c. 1870

The Vincentiana Collection of the Archives and Special Collections Department of DePaul University has acquired a carte-de-visite of Jean-Baptiste Etienne (1801-1874) the 14th superior general of the Congregation of the Mission and the Company of the Daughters of Charity. The image shows an elderly Etienne.…

Continue

Posted on June 2, 2017 at 7:30am

Forthcoming Publication Announcement "In Missouri's Wilds St. Mary of the Barrens and the American Catholic Church, 1818 to the present."



From the publisher Truman State University Press

"In 1818, a small group of Catholic clerics established a religious community in southeastern Missouri and opened a school, grounded in its European Vincentian roots but influenced by the isolation of its rural location. St. Mary's of the… Continue

Posted on April 19, 2017 at 10:39am

VHRN Newsnote: Publication of "Antoine Frederic Ozanam" by Raymond L. Sickinger



Raymond Sickinger’s biography of Antoine Frédéric Ozanam is more than a chronological account of Ozanam’s relatively brief but extraordinary life. It is also a comprehensive study of a man who touched many lives as a teacher, writer, and principal founder of the Society of St. Vincent de… Continue

Posted on April 13, 2017 at 9:18am

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At 3:22pm on February 22, 2011, Ralph Middlecamp said…

I look forward to keeping up with the postings on VHRN.  I have appreciated your writings for several years and  look forward to meeting with you and Sr. Kieran next week.

Ralph

At 10:24am on August 09, 2011, Missionário Fernando Fagundes gave Edward R. Udovic, C.M. a gift
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