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VHRN Newsnote: Lost and Found

A previously lost autograph letter of Saint Vincent de Paul has surfaced.  The letter is dated Paris, January 12, 1642 and was addressed to Michel Dupuis, in Saint Mihiel.  The letter is #563 in Coste.  According to Coste the original autograph letter was at the house of the Daughters of Charity, 12 rue des Greffes in Nimes.  When Volume 2 of the English translation was in preparation the editors could no longer identify the location of the letter.   Recently, as the provinces of the…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on February 8, 2016 at 9:08am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: 150th anniversary of the death of Bishop John Timon, C.M., first bishop of Buffalo, New York



The year 2017 marks the 150th anniversary of the death of John Timon, C.M., the founding…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on February 5, 2016 at 8:42am — No Comments

Vincentian Social Media

The Office of Mission and Values at DePaul University posts our media and Vincentian related articles to both our Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Follow us here:

https://www.facebook.com/DePaul-University-Office-of-Mission-and-Values-284694548263595

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Added by Brian Cicirello on February 3, 2016 at 12:57pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentian Rare Book Purchase: The Berceau of Saint Vincent de Paul: 1906

"Le Berceau de Saint Vincent de Paul. Nouveaux Documents sur la Famille et sur la Maison Natale de Saint Vincent. 24 Avril 1906. 330e anniversaire de la naissance de Saint Vincent de Paul." This volume contains much interesting information on these topics including the above illustration which shows the historic…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on January 27, 2016 at 3:04pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Book Purchase of the Week: 1744 Rule for a Confraternity of Charity , Monaciglione, Italy

This very rare Italian volume is the rule for a parish-based Confraternity of Charity modeled after those established by Vincent de Paul in France. The parish was at Monaciglione a small town 31 kilometres northeast of Campobasso, Italy. This volume was purchased for the Vincentian collection in the Special…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on January 19, 2016 at 5:41pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentian Purchase of the Week Daughter of Charity, WW II Heroine



Published on February 4, 1946 by the "French Press and Information Service, New York."



Text to accompany the photo:

"Saint-Vincent-de-Paul Religious Foundation

Founded in the 17th century by the French Priest, Vincent de Paul, the religious order which bears his name is a congregation… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on January 14, 2016 at 5:28pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the Week: 19th century French Daughter of Charity mortuary card

This newly-acquired mid-to-late 19th century French card was among those designed to be used as memorial cards for deceased Daughters of Charity. The card depicts a Daughter being guided to heaven by Saint Vincent de Paul to be received by the Savior. The Vincentiana…

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

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the week: Rare 19th century holy card of Vincent de Paul

This mid-to-late 19th century, color, holy card has an unusual depiction of St. Vincent on a battlefield

with confreres and a Daughter of Charity ministering in the background. This is no doubt inspired by a similar original 18th century painting from Saint-Lazare now in the parish church of… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on December 21, 2015 at 6:16pm — No Comments

Update on Online Source

‘Vincentian Missionaries in Seventeenth-Century Europe and Africa: A Digital Edition of Sources from the Vatican Archives’



We are constantly adding to the catalogue and transcriptions for this collection. There are now 690 documents catalogued and published, along with an extensive biographical dictionary and other supporting materials.



Please see http://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net, for further information, and bookmark and…

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Added by Alison Forrestal on December 7, 2015 at 7:05am — No Comments

Letters of Frédéric Ozanam: available in Spanish

Letters of Frédéric Ozanam: available in Spanish

Excellent news for Spanish-speaking Vincentians : after five years of study, research and translation, the Spanish edition of the letters of Frédéric Ozanam sees the light of day, with the permission of the International Confederation of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul and of the descendants of Frédéric Ozanam.

The full correspondence (from the six-volume critical edition in French) is…

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Added by Javier F. Chento on December 4, 2015 at 8:55pm — 1 Comment

VHRN Newsnote: "Vincentiana Purchase of the Week" Blessed St. Vincent de Paul and Foundlings



The Vincentiana Collection of Archives and Special Collections at DePaul University has acquired this beautifully hand-colored engraving (12x17) of Blessed St. Vincent de Paul and the Foundlings. The combination of "Blessed St." is highly unusual. The print is dated from the second quarter of the 19th… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on December 2, 2015 at 6:14pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the Week: Rue du Bac (interior photo). c. 1890

The Vincentiana Collection at DePaul University's Archives and Special Collections Department recently acquired this sepia tone photograph c. 1890. The location is the old seminary. The occasion is certainly a Marian Feast, perhaps the Feast of the Immaculate Conception. Interior photos of the rue du Bac maison…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on November 30, 2015 at 7:45pm — No Comments

Vincentiana Purchase of the Week Beatification of Louise de Marillac and the Martyrs of Arras

The Vincentiana Collection at Archives and Special Collections of the John T. Richardson Library at DePaul University recently…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on November 18, 2015 at 6:50pm — No Comments

DRMA Fall Quarter Lecutre: Balm of Hope

Sr. Betty Ann McNeil, D.C. gave a lecture about her recently published book Balm of Hope. Sr. Betty Ann a scholar in residence at DePaul University.



Sr. McNeil’s discovery of 500 pages of handwritten memoirs by Daughters of Charity Civil War nurses led her into a multi-year project to transcribe, annotate, index,…

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Added by Brian Cicirello on October 30, 2015 at 11:49am — No Comments

Book Announcement: Fealty and Fidelity: the Lazarists of Bourbon France, 1660-1736.

Dear Colleagues

I am pleased to announce the publication of my book Fealty and Fidelity: the Lazarists of Bourbon France, 1660-1736, with Ashgate. The book provides a major critical investigation of the followers of Vincent de Paul, one of the French Catholic reform's most decisive contributors. It…

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Added by Sean Alexander Smith on October 30, 2015 at 11:07am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the week: Bronze statue of kneeling Daughter of Charity





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

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on October 29, 2015 at 8:23am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the Week: "Lettres Patentes Du Roi."



This week the Vincentiana Collections in Archives and Special Collections of DePaul University's Richardson Library has purchased a copy of the 1782 parlementary registration of the papal act conferring responsibility for the former Jesuit missions in the Levant to the Congregation of the Mission. With the… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on October 24, 2015 at 11:31am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the week "L'Envol des Blanches Cornettes."

The Vincentiana collection at Archives and Special Collections of DePaul University’s Richardson Library this week purchased a rare copy of a charming 1929 “pièce en trois actes, pour Jeunes Filles (avec chœurs, paroles et musique) entitled “L’Envol des Blanches Cornettes ou La Bienheureuse Louise de Marillac.” It… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on October 21, 2015 at 4:37pm — No Comments

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