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VHRN Newsnote: "Vincentiana Purchase of the week: 10/31/2014



This week's featured purchase for the Vincentiana Collection at Archives and Special Collections of DePaul University is another mid-19th century transferware plate commemorating the Daughters of Charity. This plate features the sisters' battlefield nursing during the Crimean War in the famous Siege… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on October 31, 2014 at 8:55am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Rare Book Purchase "La Puissance de la Charite."



The Vincentian Research Library of the Archives and Special Collections Department at DePaul University has recently purchased the following rare title: "La Puissance de la Charite." 1855. Rouen: Megard. The binding is beautifully done and there are many wonderful black and white engravings within the book as… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on October 21, 2014 at 5:34pm — No Comments

Lecture on Jansenism

This may be of interest to some of you, Dr. Brian Strayer presented a lecture at DePaul University on: "Jansenism: Its Key Figures, Themes, and Relevance Today" 

Added by Brian Cicirello on October 17, 2014 at 10:54am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: "Volume 14 (The Index Volume) of the English translation of Coste

Members of the Vincentian Family and Vincentian scholars have welcomed the recent publication of the last volume (the index volume) of the English translation of Coste.  This volume brings an almost 40 year project to a close.  The index is exhaustive and will be a great help to quick and easy access to this resource.  The V.S.I. had received several inquiries about the availability of Vol. 14 on our digital repository "Via Sapientiae."  Our agreement with the Vincentian Translation Project…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on October 16, 2014 at 9:00pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: "Vincentiana Purchase of the Week: 10/11/2014"



This transfer-ware companion piece to last week's featured purchase. This item is numbered "12" which means it belongs to a series. Estimated date of manufacture is mid-19th century. All items are house in the Vincentiana Collection at the Archives and Special Collections Department of the John T.… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on October 11, 2014 at 8:14am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the Week: 10/04/2014



The Vincentiana Collections at DePaul University's Archives and Special Collections has recently purchased this small mid-19th century transfer-ware plate depicts Daughters of Charity as "Angels of the… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on October 4, 2014 at 9:18am — 3 Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Fr. John Rybolt, C.M. to be honored by St. John's University

Please join me in congratulating our colleague Fr. John Rybolt as he receives an honorary doctorate from St. John's University in New York.  For more information:

http://www.stjohns.edu/about/events/vincentian-convocation-and-chair-social-justice-lecture

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on September 23, 2014 at 3:47pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: "Vincentiana purchase of the Week: 9/17/2014"



The Vincentiana Collections in Archives and Special Collections at DePaul University in Chicago has recently purchased a 19th century bronze statue of Saint Vincent de Paul by the artist Etienne Melinge… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on September 17, 2014 at 8:29am — No Comments

VHRN Book of the week: "Status Interaction during the Reign of Louis XIV." Giora Sternberg

From the publisher: The first study to address social status in Louis XIV's court as a key tool for defining and redefining identities, relations, and power. Offers perspectives on members of the court, rather than the usual perspective of the Sun King himself Draws from a wide variety of printed and…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on September 11, 2014 at 8:51am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: "Sending St. Vincent's letters to the world."

For more information on DePaul University's collection of manuscript letters of Saint Vincent de Paul follow the attached link  (note the embedded youtube story as well): 

http://www.depaulnewsline.com/features/sending-st-vincents-letters-world?utm_source=CRM&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=september-4-2014

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on September 4, 2014 at 2:14pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Purchase of the Week The Vincentiana Collections at DePaul University 8/31/2014

The Vincentiana Collections at the Archives and Special Collections department of DePaul University's Richardson Library has purchased a rare yearbook (1910-1911) of Holy Trinity College, Dallas, Texas. This ill-fated university (1905-1927) was part of a disastrous over-extension of the then Western Province of…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on August 31, 2014 at 6:53pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Rare 18th century rule of the Ladies of Charity acquired



The Vincentiana Collection in Archives and Special Collections at DePaul University has acquired a rare 1754 edition of the rules for the Ladies of Charity in the parish of Saint-Severin in Paris. Saint-Severin is a parish that is still in existence and is located on the left bank of the Seine very… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on August 17, 2014 at 4:06am — No Comments

St. Vincent de Paul Image Archive

Since 2008, the St. Vincent de Paul Image Archive has been offering a large collection of downloadable images related to the Vincentian family. Thanks to DePaul University, which hosts the archive, more than 15,000 images are now available, divided into four general categories: Vincent de Paul, Louise de Marillac and the Daughters of Charity, Vincentian Persons, and Vincentian Places.…

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Added by John E. Rybolt, C.M. on August 16, 2014 at 3:32pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Mystery Daughter of Charity Portrait

The Vincentiana Collections at DePaul University recently purchased a c. 18th century oil portrait of an unknown Daughter of Charity.  The painting was marvelously restored by Faye Wrubel of the Art Institute of Chicago.  Efforts are now underway to identify the subject.  Early…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on August 10, 2014 at 2:21am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Purchase of the Week. The Vincentiana Collections at DePaul University 7/28/2014

This early 20th century holy card is a rare example illustrating the work of the Saint Vincent de Paul Society. Two members are shown distributing bread to the poor.

The card is Czech. The Vincentiana Collections at the Archives and Special Collections of DePaul University include material culture or…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on July 28, 2014 at 10:19am — No Comments

Coste English edition, index volume

After nearly forty years of work, the final volume of the English translation of Pierre Coste's edition of the Correspondence, Conferences, and Documents of Vincent de Paul is to appear shortly.

Consult the flyer below for publication information.

The annotated Index for the entire series, Vincent de Paul, Correspondence, Conferences, Documents, is now available. This is your opportunity to complete your set of the marvelous collection of…

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Added by John E. Rybolt, C.M. on July 25, 2014 at 3:16pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Rev. Jack Melito, C.M. passes away. Popular V.S.I. author

THE REVEREND IGNATIUS M. MELITO, C.M.

 The Reverend Ignatius M. Melito, C.M., entered into eternal life on July 18, 2014 at St. Louis.  He was 88 years old.

 

Fr. Jack, as he was affectionately called, was born in the city famous for Mardi Gras – New Orleans, on July 8, 1926 to Edna (Flynn) and August J. Melito.  He grew up in our parish of St. Joseph in the heart of New Orleans and home to the largest church in the South, where he attended…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on July 20, 2014 at 5:34pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Purchase of the Week The Vincentiana Collection at DePaul University 7/20/2014

This week's featured purchase for the Vincentiana Collection at the Archives and Special Collections Department of DePaul University's Richardson Library, is a mid to late 19th century painted porcelain figure of a Daughter of Charity holding a…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on July 20, 2014 at 5:26pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Purchase of the Week The Vincentiana Collection at DePaul University 7/13/2014

This week's featured purchase from the Vincentiana Collection at DePaul University's Archives and Special Collections is a late 19th century holy card depicting the death of Vincent de Paul. The surviving account of Vincent's last days documented the fact that he died fully-clothed sitting upright in a chair. The…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on July 13, 2014 at 6:33pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Collection Purchase of the Week 7/6/2014



This week's purchase is a mid-nineteenth century colorized holy card depicting Vincent de Paul celebrating his first mass. This has traditionally been believed to have taken place at the Chapel of Our Lady of Grace in the town of… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on July 6, 2014 at 8:36pm — No Comments

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