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

I am pleased to share with colleagues the publishers' notice for my forthcoming monograph on the Lazarists under Louis XIV. All going well, the book is due for release in November 2015.

http://www.ashgate.com/default.aspx?page=637&title_id=1219170998&edition_id=1219185831&calcTitle=1

Added by Sean Alexander Smith on March 24, 2015 at 2:00pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the Week "Vincent's birth centennial (corrected) 1576-1876



In 1981 the Vincentian family celebrated the 400th anniversary of the birth of Vincent de Paul. The 1581 date resulted from the definitive refutation of the previous date of 1576. The three hundredth anniversary had been celebrated in 1876 as illustrated by this new commemorative card recently purchased… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on March 20, 2015 at 12:00pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the Week: 3/15/2015



The Vincentiana Collections at DePaul University's Archives and Special Collections has recently purchased this fine French bisque statue of Vincent de Paul with Children. The statue is dated to the middle of the 19th century and stands 14 inches… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on March 15, 2015 at 10:03am — No Comments

Writing with a Mission. The correspondence of Vincentian missionaries with Paris and Rome, 1645-1689

In September 2014 I completed my master thesis entitled "Writing with a Mission. The correspondence of Vincentian missionaries with Paris and Rome, 1645-1689". While collaborating on an online collection of documents regarding the Congregation of the Mission that can be found in the Vatican Archives (especially the Propaganda Fide branch), I became interested in understanding better how the correspondence that I was looking at…

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Added by Thérèse Peeters on March 6, 2015 at 5:00am — 1 Comment

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the Week 3/4/2015 Stills from "Monsieur Vincent."



The Vincentiana Collection at DePaul University's Special Collections and Archives has the largest known collection of items associated with the classic 1947 French, black-and-white, movie: "Monsieur Vincent."

This film-starring Pierre Fresnay as Monsieur Vincent- won the 1947 "Grand Prix du…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on March 4, 2015 at 11:48am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the Week: 2/27/2015



The Vincentiana Collection at DePaul University's Archives and Special Collections has acquired this late 19th century bisque figurine of a Daughter of Charity kneeling at prayer. Next to her on the top of the pres-Dieu is her alms… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on February 27, 2015 at 2:08pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: "More World War I impact: the country house of the Lazarists at Gentilly"

As previously illustrated, the national mobilization to provide hospital spaces for the masses of French military wounded during World War I led to the creation of several hundred "hopitaux auxiliaires."  One of the institutions re-purposed as "hoptital auxiliaire #88" from 1914-1916 was the "country"…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on February 23, 2015 at 8:30am — No Comments

DRMA Winter Quarter Lecture, DePaul University "The Gondi: Family Strategy and Survival in Early Modern France."

The Winter DeAndreis-Rosati Memorial Archives Lecture will be held on Wednesday, March 11. It will take place in the Richardson Library, Room 115, from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM.



The speaker will be Joanna Milstein, Ph.D.

Dr. Milstein…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on February 19, 2015 at 4:42pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the week: 2/16/2015



This week's featured purchase for the Vincentiana Collection at DePaul University's Archives and Special Collections is an early 19th century hand-colored print depicting Vincent de Paul celebrating his first mass. The location of this event has traditionally said to have take place at the Church of Our Lady… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on February 16, 2015 at 8:08pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: "Vincentiana Purchase of the Week" 2/4/2015

The Vincentiana Collection at Special Collections and Archives of DePaul University recently purchased a late 19th century holy card designed for children, highlighting the sanctity of Saint Vincent de Paul as a child. This depiction is based on the long-standing legend of Vincent helping a beggar as a child. The…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on February 4, 2015 at 8:51am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the Week: 1/31/2015



At the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century there was a flood of French postcards that illustrated cultural and religious fascination with the "bonnes soeurs" who were such a feature of daily French life. During the 19th century French women in large numbers flocked to the new and established… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on January 31, 2015 at 9:46am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: "More World War I damage: Daughters of Charity, Reims, France."



As the Germans rapidly deployed after the declaration of war in August 1914 their invasion of France included the systematic bombardment of cities like Reims. By the end of the war the city was all but destroyed. This card pictures the Daughters' orphanage in the city that was completely destroyed by the…

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on January 24, 2015 at 5:28pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: The Daughters of Charity and the outbreak of World War I

With the outbreak of war in August of 1914, the Germans implemented their battle plans and quickly invaded France. The Battle of Longwy took place on August 22-23, 1914 and the fort of Longwy was captured by the Germans. Longwy was the first French fort to be taken by the Germans in the Weltkrieg. Much of the…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on January 18, 2015 at 10:31am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: The Little Ice Age and the 17th century

Here is a great Youtube video with a ten minute presentation on the "Little Ice Age" and its impact on the 17th century world, including France.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YF8AAJSTJoM

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on January 15, 2015 at 5:13pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentian Library Purchase of the week: 1/14/2015



Our colleague John Harney from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky has contributed a chapter to this volume: Catholicism in China, 1900-Present The Development of the Chinese Church, edited by Cindy Yik-Yi Chu. John's chapter is entitled: Vincentian Missionaries in Jiangzi Province: Extending… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on January 14, 2015 at 8:34am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentian Library Purchase of the Week. 1/12/2015



With the French invasion and conquest of Algeria in 1830 French imperialism entered a new era. Throughout the 19th century, successive French governments tried to establish and maintain French spheres of interest in North Africa and the Middle East (and of course also in China). Even increasingly secular French… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on January 12, 2015 at 7:35am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the Week, 1/7/15 Carte de Visite: Jean-Baptiste Etienne c. 1864

As a companion to the carte de visite previously highlighted this image of Jean-Baptiste Etienne appears to have been taken very close in time to the other image recently purchased. This interior shot was undoubtedly taken at the maison-mere on the rue de Sevres. The chair on which Etienne rests his hand is…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on January 7, 2015 at 8:50am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: New Video on the history of the U.S. Sisters of Charity Federation

A newly-produced Youtube video on the history of the Sisters of Charity Federation in the United States.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txbL8dpBPjg

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on January 5, 2015 at 9:01am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: "Vincentiana Purchase of the Week: 1/2/15" Carte de Visite: Jean-Baptiste Etienne, c. 1864



The Vincentiana Collections at DePaul University's Archives and Special Collections recently purchased this carte de visite (c. 1864) of Jean-Baptiste Etienne. Monsieur Etienne served as the 14th superior general of the Congregation of the Mission and the Company of the Daughters of Charity from his…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on January 2, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the Week: The Polish Uprising of 1831



The Vincentiana Collection at Archives and Special Collections of DePaul University this week purchased a rare Polish card dated from the beginning of the 20th century. This card shows a young Polish Daughter of Charity nursing one of the wounded officers from the Battle of Warsaw in September 1831 when… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on December 23, 2014 at 7:26pm — No Comments

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