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VHRN Newsnote: Daughter of Charity Heroine of the French Resistance: Sr. Helen Studler



The Vincentiana Collection at the Special Collections Department at DePaul University recently acquired the memorial card for Sr. Helene Studler, a Daughter of Charity decorated for her work in the French Resistance during World War II.



Here is a link to a 1989 Vincentian Heritage Article:…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on September 29, 2016 at 7:47pm — No Comments

History of the Daugthers of Charity, 17th-20th c.

Daughters of Charity's school, Japan, Takaoka (before 1964). © Archives des Filles de la Charité, Paris.

I’m delighted to announce the publication of an edited volume of essays about the Daugthers of Charity.

More than twenty scholars have studied the history of the…

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Added by Brejon de Lavergnée Matthieu on September 19, 2016 at 10:08am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: "C.M. Bicentennial Exhibition to Open on September 28, 2016."



To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Congregation of the Mission’s work in the United States, DePaul University Library, with the assistance of DePaul’s Office of Mission and Values, presents The Bicentennial Celebration of the Vincentians in America: An Exhibition at the John T. Richardson…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on September 12, 2016 at 11:30am — No Comments

New Publication - The Frontiers of Mission: Perspectives on Early Modern Missionary Catholicism (Brill 2016)

Sean Smith and I are delighted to announce the publication of an edited volume of essays, which contains two substantial contributions on the early modern history of the Vincentians by Sean and Andrew McCormick.

For further details, please see…

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Added by Alison Forrestal on September 8, 2016 at 8:35am — 1 Comment

VHRN Newsnote: Niagara University honors Fr. John Rybolt, C.M.

Congratulations to longtime Vincentian Studies Institute member Fr. John Rybolt, C.M. who will receive an Honorary Doctorate from Niagara University on Thursday, September 29th at Niagara’s Vincentian Convocation.  The Convocation is an opportunity for the Niagara community to learn more about the Vincentian Mission, particularly the impact of a Vincentian education on the Church, society and the world.  The Convocation strives to honor and celebrate people who embody the…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on September 6, 2016 at 12:48pm — 1 Comment

VHRN Newsnote: Exciting Purchase: "Ex Libris Ludovici de Marillac"



The Vincentiana Collection at DePaul University's Archives and Special Collections today acquired a 1637 edition of the… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on August 29, 2016 at 6:57pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: "Rare 19th century embroidery portrait of Vincent de Paul"



The Vincentiana Collections at DePaul University's Archives and Special Collections has recently purchased an early 19th century embroidered portrait of Vincent de Paul. The face of the saint is drawn while the rest of the details of his portrait are done with silk embroidery. This piece will be part of the… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on August 14, 2016 at 12:10am — No Comments

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.

Click here to access: …

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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

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