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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

VHRN Newsnote: "Vincentiana Purchase of the Week: Chapel of the Visitation Monastery in Paris" 12/21/2014

The Vincentiana Collection at the Archives and Special Collections Department at DePaul University recently purchased a series of contemporary prints illustrating the most famous Paris buildings of St. Vincent's lifetime. Pictured above is the Baroque gem of the Chapel of the Visitation Monastery on the rue…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on December 21, 2014 at 4:59pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Daughters of Charity nurses in World War I cont'd



This postcard was part of a recent acquisition by the Vincentiana collection at DePaul University's Archives and Special Collections. At the separation of Church and State in France at the beginning of the 20th century the Daughters of Charity and other nursing sisters were largely expelled from their… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on December 11, 2014 at 3:54pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: "Vincentiana Purchase of the Week" World War I Propaganda postcard



"The Germans do not respect the dead, the dying, or ambulances."

This French postcard produced in 1914, already indicates the tone of bitterness and revulsion for the Germans that was produced by the French propaganda efforts.



This card was recently… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on December 9, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

VHRN Newsote: DePaul University interview with Fr. John Rybolt

Photo by Jeff Carrion DePaul University's Faculty and Staff Newsletter has published an interview with Fr. John Rybolt, C.M. author of the soon to be completed six volume history of the Congregation of the Mission. Fr. Rybolt is a founding member of the Vincentian Studies Institute of the…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on December 4, 2014 at 11:02am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: "Vincentiana Purchase of the Week: Daughters of Charity as W.W. I nurses in France."



As we enter the great centenary of the World War I anniversaries one of the enduring memories is of epic carnage. The battlefield casualties on all sides of this conflict still stun the mind today. The image of the Daughter of Charity as a battle-field nurse whether in the Crimean War or the American Civil… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on December 2, 2014 at 5:17pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the Week 11/26/2014



The Vincentiana Collection at DePaul University's Archives and Special Collections recently acquired a commemorative magazine dedicated to the creation and installation of the monumental statue of St. Louise de Marillac in the Vatican basilica. The artist was Antonio Berti. The statue filled the last… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on November 26, 2014 at 4:00pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: "Vincentian Research Library Purchase of the Week 11/23/2014"



The Vincentian Research Library of DePaul University has recently acquired a brief biography of Sister Julienne Jouvin (1677-1744) who twice served as Superioress General of the Company of the Daughters of Charity (1724-1730 and 1736-1742). She died in 1744 while serving at the royal parish of St.…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on November 23, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentian Research Library Purchase of the Week 11/16/2014

The Vincentian Research Library at the John T. Richardson Library of DePaul University has recently purchased a rare pre-revolutionary panegyric for St. Vincent de Paul.  The address was given in the Congregation's Church in Genoa, Italy  on 19 July 1777 by Ubaldo Cassina a professor of moral philosophy at the Royal University of Parma.  …

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on November 16, 2014 at 12:15pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Pre-Publication notice "The Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul in Ireland. The Early Years."

To be published in early 2015. Available for pre-order on Amazon.com

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on November 14, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincent de Paul's family descendants: 1864



Very often the question is asked if there are any descendants of Vincent de Paul's family. The present answer to that question is unknown. However, in April 1864 at the dedication of the new shrine complex at the Berceau near Dax the above commemorative picture was distributed. Previous published versions… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on November 11, 2014 at 7:54am — No Comments

VHRN Book of the Week: "Le XIXe, Grand Siecle des religieuses francaises," by Gerard Cholvy

Le XIXe, Grand siècle des religieuses françaises Gérard Cholvy

Présentation de l’éditeur: Dans la mémoire collective, le «l’invasion mystique». Pourtant, en 1790, le royaume ne compte que 55 500 religieuses. Il y en aura 135000 en 1900.

Cet essai cherche à decrier cet essor, une fois résumé le…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on November 7, 2014 at 4:51pm — No Comments

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