Thérèse Peeters
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  • Leiden
  • Netherlands
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Relation to the Vincentian Family? C.M., D.C., Sister of Charity, SVDP Society, Lay Vincentian, Independent scholar, other
PhD candidate

Trust in the Counter-Reformation

As a PhD candidate at Leiden University, I currently work on a thesis on the role of trust in the Counter-Reformation. More specifically, I study the role of trust in the development of new and old religious orders within early modern Catholicism, using the Vincentians and other orders and congregations active in Genoa  as a case study (1625-1675). By focusing on three levels - the local, the institutional and that of internal relationships and communication - I aim to shed light on an issue that is relevant to our understanding of the Counter-Reformation as a whole, and to a better explanation for its remarkable success. I would greatly appreciate any recommendations, especially with regard to the history of the Vincentians in Italy. 

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Writing with a Mission. The correspondence of Vincentian missionaries with Paris and Rome, 1645-1689

In September 2014 I completed my master thesis entitled "Writing with a Mission. The correspondence of Vincentian missionaries with Paris and Rome, 1645-1689". While collaborating on an online collection of documents regarding the Congregation of the Mission that can be found in the Vatican Archives (especially the Propaganda Fide branch), I became interested in understanding better how the correspondence that I was looking at…


Posted on March 6, 2015 at 5:00am — 2 Comments

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