Susan O'Brien
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'The Association' referred to by the Blessed Virgin in her message to Catherine Laboure
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“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 this discussion. Last reply by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. Apr 8, 2016.

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 Feb 2, 2015

Soucing DC paintings and engravings
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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 this discussion. Last reply by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. Apr 16, 2016.

Daughters of Charity in the Inter-War period
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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 this discussion. Last reply by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. Sep 4, 2014.

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Relation to the Vincentian Family? C.M., D.C., Sister of Charity, SVDP Society, Lay Vincentian, Independent scholar, other
Independent historian. Senior Member of St Edmund's College, University of Cambridge. Writing a history of the Daughters of Charity in Britain from 1847 to 2012.

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Publication news. History of Daughters of Charity in Britain 1847-2017

Leaving God for God: Daughters of Charity in Britain 1847-2017

Leaving God for God is a study of five generations of Catholic Sisters in Britain from 1847 to 2017 and of their wide-ranging ministries to people in poverty.

Written with full access to the Daughters of…


Posted on May 12, 2017 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Beatification of Louise de Marillac

I was thrilled to see the postcard showing the 'banners' (just caught up with it) because only last week I was reading a description of this in a British province source written by one of the Daughters who attended in Rome and I was trying to imagine it.  Here is a description of the artwork for decorating the chapel at Central House in Mill Hill for the Triduum in honour of the beatification in 1920.

'We had bought yards and yards of a lovely white gauze to make…


Posted on March 14, 2016 at 10:57am — 1 Comment

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