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VHRN Newsnote: "Sr. Blandina Segale, S.C. Possible new T.V. Series

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:…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on July 15, 2016 at 3:31pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Interesting Relic of Saint Vincent de Paul surfaces

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…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on June 14, 2016 at 5:10pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Translation of the Relics of Vincent de Paul: 1830

The Vincentiana Collection at the Archives and Special Collections Department of DePaul University has recently purchased a…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on June 10, 2016 at 7:40am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: "Superna Jerusalem" The Bull of Canonization for Vincent de Paul 1737

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"…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on May 19, 2016 at 5:56pm — No Comments

VHRN Book of the Week: "Protestant Sisters of Charity."

This Vincentian Studies Institute research library at the John T. Richardson Library of DePaul University has acquired a rare copy (1826) of Alexander Dallas' proposal for the establishment in England of a Protestant version of the Soeurs de la Charite of France.  Dallas (1791-1869) was an Anglican clergyman interested in the conversion of Catholic in Ireland among other causes. His father had been a friend of Lord Byron.  …

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on May 17, 2016 at 5:00pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Annabelle Melville: "Elizabeth Bayley Seton 1774-1821" Now digitized

We are happy to announce that with the kind permission of the Province of St. Louise of the Daughters of Charity the Richardson Library has digitized and posted the updated edition of Annabelle Mellville's classic biography of Elizabeth Seton.  This work joins the other Vincentian digitized texts on DePaul University's digital repository: Via Sapientiae.  To access this work visit:…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on May 12, 2016 at 4:21pm — No Comments

Louise de Marillac Lecture: Energized by the Fire of Charity

Added by Brian Cicirello on May 4, 2016 at 1:31pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: "Frederic Ozanam: A Life in Letters" now ditigized

Via Sapientiae the institutional repository for DePaul University's John T. Richardson Library has completed the digitzation of Joseph Dirvin's Frederick Ozanam: A Life in Letters.  This volume, originally published in 1986,  was digitized at the request of the National Council of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society in the U.S. which is the copyright holder.   Watch for other digitized titles to be announced.

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on May 3, 2016 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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…

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Added by Alison Forrestal on April 29, 2016 at 5:03am — 1 Comment

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

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on April 20, 2016 at 9:36am — No Comments

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…

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

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the Week "Buglose/Berceau Holy Card."

The Vincentiana Collection at DePaul University's Archives and Special Collections recently purchased the c. turn of the 20th century photographic pastiche of images from the life of Saint Vincent branded, if you will, with the image of Our Lady of Buglose and the Berceau. The image while primitively done…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on April 5, 2016 at 5:29pm — No Comments

R.I.P. Rev. John Sledziona, C.M. Former long-time member of the Vincentian Studies Institute

March 31, 2016





sledziona The Vincentian Community is deeply saddened by the announcing of the death of Rev. John Sledziona, CM, the fourth Provincial of the New England Province, and the first President of the National Conference of Visitors of the USA.  John died suddenly March 31, 2016 at the age of 73, 53 years of vocation and 45 years of priesthood.



Funeral arrangements are…
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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on March 31, 2016 at 2:19pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the week 19th century stereoview of the Church of Saint Laurent Paris

This rare early stereoview shows the Church of Saint Laurent in Paris before the 1864 renovations caused by the construction of the Boulevard Magenta. During these renovations the Baroque facade of the church as known by Saint Vincent and Saint Louise was replaced with the present neo-gothic facade. The baroque…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on March 26, 2016 at 6:40pm — No Comments

Lecture: The role of trust in the Vincentian Missions in North Africa (1645-1689)

Quarterly DeAndreis-Rosati Memorial Archives (DRMA) Lecture



Lecturer:  Thérèse Peeters



Lecture originally given on 3/1/16 at DePaul University

If you are interested in other Vincentian related content visit our …

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Added by Brian Cicirello on March 22, 2016 at 9:49am — No Comments

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…

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Added by Susan O'Brien on March 14, 2016 at 10:57am — 1 Comment

VHRN Newsnote: Rare Pre-Revolutionary Saint-Lazare shrine medal purchased

The Vincentiana Collection at the Archives and Special Collections Department of DePaul University's John Richardson Library has…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on February 23, 2016 at 8:19am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the week: Beatification of Louise de Marillac and the Martyrs of Arras



It has been recently announced that the feast of Louise de Marillac has been moved to May 9th (the anniversary of her beatification in 1920). We have been able to find a number of commemorative postcards from her beatification celebrations. Today's postcard is from the Church of Notre Dame du Rosaire in… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on February 20, 2016 at 8:54am — No Comments

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