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Some of you may have received a message from James Pollard. Please disregard any message from him and do not reply - it is fraudulent. He requested to join the group a few weeks ago and we accepted the request believing he was interested in contributing to the group. We learned that he was sending messages that violate our policies and practices. He has since been removed from the group.
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Added by Brian Cicirello on March 26, 2019 at 10:47am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Saint Vincent de Paul Society Centennial Holy Card (1833-1933)



The Vincentiana collection at the Archives/Special Collections Department of DePaul University's John Richardson LIbrary has recently acquired this example of a holy card celebrating the centennial (1833-1933) of the foundation of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.



The image shows Frederic Ozanam ministering to the poor in whom he finds… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on February 23, 2019 at 8:39am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Soeur Angele: Daughter of Charity Detective Novels



"Soeur (Sister) Angèle must have been the first nun-detective in fiction. She is a Sister of Charity (an order, we are told, founded by Vincent de Paul) but is also a medical doctor, attached at first to the French hospital and orphanage in Bethlehem, although we never see her there. She had previously been Dr Angèle Persent d'Ericy, before she had… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on February 17, 2019 at 10:24am — 1 Comment

VHRN Newsnote: Barbara Diefendorf's latest book to be published on March 15, 2019

"The first thing that Catholic religious orders did when they arrived in a town to establish a new community was to plant the cross--to erect a large wooden cross where the church was to stand. The cross was a contested symbol in the civil wars that reduced France to near anarchy in the sixteenth century. Protestants tore down crosses to mark their…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on February 13, 2019 at 10:58am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: 19th century Daughter of Charity Tisaniere acquired



The Vincentiana Collection in the Archives/Special Collections Department of DePaul University's Richardson Library recently acquired this rare example of a mid to late 19th century French porcelain tisaniere (teapot) molded in the figure of a Daughter of Charity. This quaint example illustrates the popularity of the Daughters of Charity as the… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on February 8, 2019 at 8:57am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Rare Vincent de Paul engraving acquired



The Vincentian Studies Institute has acquired a rare 18th century engraving of the apotheosis of Vincent de Paul. See the auction description below:



Description: COCHIN, Charles-Nicolas II [Assumption of St. Vincent de Paul]. 1772 Sanguine chalk, laid paper 26 x 14,5 cm; signed "C.N. Cochin filius delin." and dated in lower margin (recto… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on January 8, 2019 at 8:16am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: New Volume of Ozanam Correspondence

Correspondance Frédéric Ozanam et Amélie Soulacroix Poèmes, prières et notes intimes Léonard de Corbiac (Textes rassemblés par) Magdeleine Houssay (Avec la contribution de) Présentation : Cette édition de la correspondance entre Amélie Soulacroix et Frédéric Ozanam réunit en un seul document les deux voix du couple, les lettres d'Amélie jusque-là inédites et celles de…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on October 19, 2018 at 9:16am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: New Elizabeth Seton Biography Published

In 1975, two centuries after her birth, Pope Paul VI canonized Elizabeth Ann Seton, making her the first saint to be a native-born citizen of the United States in the Roman Catholic Church. Seton came of age in Manhattan as the city and her family struggled to rebuild themselves after the Revolution, explored both contemporary philosophy and Christianity, converted to…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on September 13, 2018 at 5:12pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: "L'Hospital General Charitable a Paris." 1657 work acquired

The Vincentiana Collection at DePaul Universit's Archives and Special Collections Department has recently acquired a copy of the 1657 announcement about the establishment of the Hospital General of Paris. This controversial institution sought to assist the masses of the urban poor in Paris, but to do so only by depriving the poor of their liberty. The King, Archbishop…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on September 4, 2018 at 7:27pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: 19th century Vincentian painting acquired

The Vincentiana collections at DePaul University's Archives/Special Collections has acquired a 19th century Vincentian painting by the artist Andre-Joseph Bodem. (1791-1830?) Believed to have been a commission for l'hopital Saint-Joseph in Compeigne, France run by the Daughters of Charity. The hospital was built in the second quarter of the 19th century. The painting is…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on July 26, 2018 at 6:00am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Dutch carving of Saint Vincent de Paul acquired. Artist: Johannes Petrus Maas



The Vincentiana Collection at the Archives & Special Collections Department of DePaul University's John T. Richardson Library recently acquired a carved oak statue of Vincent de Paul with a foundling. The work by the Dutch artist Johannes Petrus Maas (1861-1941) is 21 inches tall. It joins the extensive Vincentian statuary collection at the… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on July 9, 2018 at 2:09pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Early Portrait of the Cardinal de Retz (Jean-Francois Paul de Gondi) acquired



The Vincentiana Collection at the Archives and Special Collections of DePaul University's John T. Richardson Library has recently acquired a portrait of Jean-Francois Paul de Gondi the famous Cardinal de Retz (1613-1679) The Cardinal, who knew Vincent de Paul from his birth served as archbishop of Paris from 1654-1662. He was a famous Frondeur and memorist. The… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on July 6, 2018 at 8:44am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: New book published on the history of Saint-Lazare and its surrounding neighborhood

Du clos Saint-Lazare à la gare du Nord

Histoire d’un quartier de Paris

La léproserie Saint-Lazare devint en 1632 le berceau de la congrégation de la Mission que Saint Vincent de Paul avait fondée quelques années auparavant. Cet espace subit d’importantes…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on July 6, 2018 at 8:29am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Second Volume of the History of the Daughters of Charity published by Fayard

Histoire des filles de la Charité vol.2…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on July 6, 2018 at 8:22am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Interesting Vincent de Paul 19th century holy card

The Vincentiana Collection at DePaul University's Archives and Special Collections recently acquired this interesting mid-19th century holy card depicting Vincent de Paul blessing his "double family" of the Congregation of the Mission and the Daughters of Charity, the lay people in the foreground can be presumed to represent members of the Ladies of Charity and the…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on June 5, 2018 at 8:17am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Rare Seton Letter Acquired



DePaul University

Vincentian Studies Institute of the United States



The Vincentian Studies Institute of the United States located at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, is happy to announce the acquisition of a four-page manuscript Seton family letter. The handwritten letter is dated May 18, 1816. It is addressed to William Seton (1796-1868) at… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on April 30, 2018 at 8:24am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Capucines Convent, Paris 17th century

This postcard recently added to the Vincentiana Collections at DePaul University's Archives and Special Collections depicts part of the famous Convent of the Capucines to which Louise de Marillac was denied admission. The Capucines had arrived in Paris representing the cloistered women of the Capuchin reform which in the previous century had been introduced into the…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on April 16, 2018 at 5:53pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Abbe J. Chevalier Soeur Apolline Andriveau and the Red Scapular



Apolline Andriveau naît le 7 mai 1810 à Saint Pourçain dans l'Allier. Après de brillantes études, elle quitte le monde à 23 ans et entre dans la Compagnie des Filles de la Charité à Troyes où tous les témoignages concordent pour louer sa piété, sa douceur, sa charité. Dès 1846, elle reçut des faveurs de Notre Seigneur au sujet de Sa Passion et elle fut appelée par…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on March 31, 2018 at 7:48am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Honore de Champigny, O.F.M. Cap., (1566-1624)

The Vincentiana Collection at DePaul University's Archives and Special Collections has acquired a rare copy of the 1864 biography of Charles Bochart de Champigny (in religion Honore). Champigny was the superior of the French Capuchins who is said to have turned down the request of the young Louise de Marillac to enter the new convent of the Capuchin nuns which had been…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on March 30, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

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