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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 — No Comments

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

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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

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

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