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VHRN Newsnote: Holy Card of Marguerite Naseau acquired



This holy card is an unusual depiction of Marguerite Naseau (the "first" Daughter of Charity). This image is much more realistic than the traditional image of Marguerite as a young beauty queen. The card is from Belgium and dates from the first half of the 20th century. The Vincentiana collection at DePaul… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on December 2, 2017 at 5:32pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Louis XIV manuscript letter is acquired.

The Vincentiana Collection of Archives and Special Collections at DePaul University has recently acquired a July 1650 manuscript letter of Louis XIV to his ambassador in Rome supporting the canonization of the famous Barbe Acarie or as she was known in her Carmelite convent: Soeur Marie de…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on November 24, 2017 at 3:24pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the Week Jean-Baptiste Etienne carte-de-visite



The Vincentiana Collection at DePaul University's Archives and Special Collections Department has recently acquired a carte-de-visite for Monsieur Jean-Baptiste Etienne (14th superior general 1843-1874). The photograph was probably produced for Monsieur Etienne's Golden Jubilee as a Vincentian in 1870.…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on November 20, 2017 at 6:00pm — No Comments

VHRN Newnsote: Translation of the Relics of St. Vincent 1830 commemorative medal

The Vincentiana Collection of DePaul University's Archives and Special Collections has recently acquired a rare…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on November 8, 2017 at 7:37pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: 19th century French Sisters in China Oeuvre de Saint-Enfance

The Vincentiana Collection of DePaul University's Archives and Special Collections has recently acquired two late 19th century…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on November 5, 2017 at 3:08pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Fall Quarter DeAndreis-Rosati Memorial Archives Lecture: Rick Janet

Recently the Vincentian Studies Institute and the DeAndreis-Rosati Memorial Archives at DePaul University in Chicago hosted the Fall Quarter DRMA lecture. We were happy to welcome Dr. Rick Janet from Rockhurst University.  Rick spoke about his book recently published by Truman State Press.

Here is the link to the YouTube recording of Rick's lecture.   Rick's research was made possible in part by grants from the Vincentian Studies Institute of the United States.…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on October 24, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: 1878 Carte de Visite: Antoine Fiat

The Vincentiana Collection at the Archives and Special Collections Department of DePaul University's Richardson Library has recently acquired an 1878 carte de visite of Antoine Fiat who served as 16th superior general of the Congregation of the Mission and the Company of the Daughters of Charity. He was the…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on October 17, 2017 at 9:53am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentian Library Purchase of the Week 19th c. French transferware plate

The Vincentiana collection of the Archives and Special Collections Department of DePaul University's Richardson Library has recently acquired a mid-19th century French transferware plate depicting a Daughter of Charity and orphans. The plate is 8 in x 8 in. The manufacturer was Geoferoy et Cie, Gien, France.…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on October 13, 2017 at 4:53pm — No Comments

VHRN Newnote: 19th century iron fireback with image of Vincent de Paul

The Vincentiana Collection at the Archives and Special Collections Department of DePaul University's Richardson Library has recently acquired this rare 19th century French cast iron fireback depicting Vincent de Paul in a typical pose with foundling and a young child. The dimensions are 28.35 in H x…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on October 9, 2017 at 8:23am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Rare 1735 map of Paris acquired including detailed depiction of Saint-Lazare

http://vhrn-depaul.ning.com/profiles/blog/new# The Vincentian Collection at the Archives and Special Collections Department of DePaul University has acquired a rare map of Paris Jean Delagrive (1689-1757) Nicolas de La Mare (1639-1723) Neuvième plan…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on October 6, 2017 at 8:26am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentian Research Library Purchase: Saint-Lazare as a juvenile detention center

The Vincentian Research Library in Special Collections at DePaul University's Richardson Library has recently purchased a 1696 manuscript entitled: "Arrests de la Cour de Parlement pour la correction des Enfans mineurs." This document summarizes parlement's decrees governing the incarceration of minors by their…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on September 21, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Rare 19th century St. Vincent de Paul Clock acquired

The Vincentiana Collection at DePaul University's Archives and Special Collections recently acquired this spectacular and very rare mid- 19th century mantel clock featuring Saint Vincent de Paul entrusting a foundling to the care of a waiting Daughter of Charity. The clock movement was manufactured by Samuel…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on September 10, 2017 at 3:25pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the Week "Elaborate late 19th century Vincent holy card."



The Vincentiana Collection at DePaul University's Archives and Special Collections departments typically collects and adds several Vincent de Paul holy cards per week. This collecting has been going on for more than a decade, and there seems to be no end to the variety of these popular iconographic… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on August 11, 2017 at 3:41pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase: Crimean War Transferware Plate featuring the Sisters of Charity



The Vincentiana Collection of DePaul University's Archives and Special Collections recently purchased a mid-19th century transferware plate depicting the battlefield nursing of the Daughters of Charity during the Crimean War. The produce was Geoffroy and Sons in Gien. Beginning in the mid-19th century these… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on July 25, 2017 at 6:07pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Biography of Thomas A. Judge, C.M., to be published by Catholic University of America Press

Available: October 2017 Every Catholic An Apostle A Life of Thomas A. Judge, CM, 1868-1933 By William L Portier The Catholic University of America Press Born in Boston of immigrant parents, Thomas A. Judge, CM (1868-1933) preached up and down the east coast on the Vincentian mission band between 1903 and 1915.…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on July 24, 2017 at 10:05pm — No Comments

Vincentiana Purchase of the Week: "Cantate en l'Honneur du Bienheureux Francois-Regis Clet"



The Vincentiana Collection in Archives/Special Collections of DePaul University has recently acquired a copy of a cantata for four voices composed by "Mr. J.B. p.d.l.m." The work is dedicated to the then superior general of the Congregation of the Mission and the Company of the Daughters of Charity:… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on July 12, 2017 at 4:41pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the Week: 1859 English engraving of Daughters of Charity

It is interesting that this 1859 print by the English engraver Matthew James Lawless (1837-1864). Mis-identifies the Daughters of Charity as "Sisters of Mercy." The Daughters of Charity first came in England in 1847 so they were a relatively new feature on the English scene during the 19th century…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on June 8, 2017 at 9:05am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Carte de Visite: Jean-Baptiste Etienne c. 1870

The Vincentiana Collection of the Archives and Special Collections Department of DePaul University has acquired a carte-de-visite of Jean-Baptiste Etienne (1801-1874) the 14th superior general of the Congregation of the Mission and the Company of the Daughters of Charity. The image shows an elderly Etienne.…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on June 2, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

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