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VHRN Newsnote: Rev. Jack Melito, C.M. passes away. Popular V.S.I. author

THE REVEREND IGNATIUS M. MELITO, C.M.

 The Reverend Ignatius M. Melito, C.M., entered into eternal life on July 18, 2014 at St. Louis.  He was 88 years old.

 

Fr. Jack, as he was affectionately called, was born in the city famous for Mardi Gras – New Orleans, on July 8, 1926 to Edna (Flynn) and August J. Melito.  He grew up in our parish of St. Joseph in the heart of New Orleans and home to the largest church in the South, where he attended…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on July 20, 2014 at 5:34pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Purchase of the Week The Vincentiana Collection at DePaul University 7/20/2014

This week's featured purchase for the Vincentiana Collection at the Archives and Special Collections Department of DePaul University's Richardson Library, is a mid to late 19th century painted porcelain figure of a Daughter of Charity holding a…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on July 20, 2014 at 5:26pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Purchase of the Week The Vincentiana Collection at DePaul University 7/13/2014

This week's featured purchase from the Vincentiana Collection at DePaul University's Archives and Special Collections is a late 19th century holy card depicting the death of Vincent de Paul. The surviving account of Vincent's last days documented the fact that he died fully-clothed sitting upright in a chair. The…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on July 13, 2014 at 6:33pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Collection Purchase of the Week 7/6/2014



This week's purchase is a mid-nineteenth century colorized holy card depicting Vincent de Paul celebrating his first mass. This has traditionally been believed to have taken place at the Chapel of Our Lady of Grace in the town of… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on July 6, 2014 at 8:36pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Purchase of the Week. The Vincentiana collection at DePaul University 6/30/2014



This week's featured purchase from the Vincentiana Collection at the Archives and Special Collections Department of DePaul University is another small French transferware plate from the first half of the nineteenth century. The plate shows a scene of a Daughter of Charity serving a sick patient with the… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on June 30, 2014 at 5:05am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentian Heritage Bookstore operates with new partner

Please see the attached press release for details:  

http://newsroom.depaul.edu/NewsReleases/showNews.aspx?NID=2804

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on June 25, 2014 at 12:31am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Purchase of the Week: The Vincentiana Collection at DePaul University 6/22/2014

This week's featured purchase of the Vincentiana Collection at DePaul University's Archives and Special Collection Department is a mid-to-late 19th century bronze reliquary with an inset containing a painted portrait of Saint Vincent de…

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on June 22, 2014 at 11:18am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote "Purchase of the Week: The Vincentiana Collection at DePaul University 6/15/2014.'

This week's featured acquisition of the Vincentiana Collection at the Archives and Special Collections Department of DePaul University's Richardson Library is an early to mid-19th century transferware plate. This technology enabled mass-production of decorative collectible items that were more…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on June 15, 2014 at 2:54pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: DePaul University "Voices of Charity Oral History Project."

DePaul University's VOICES OF CHARITY ORAL HISTORY PROJECT is now live online. 

 

voc.is.depaul.edu

 

The Voices of Charity Oral History Project was initiated in honor of the Centennials of Marillac Social Center (in 2014) and the St. Vincent de Paul Center (in 2015) both located in Chicago. In order to document the histories of the two Centers, narrators were selected based on their…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on June 12, 2014 at 4:28pm — No Comments

Hospice et charité: les Lazaristes au Collège des Irlandais, 1858-1945

An exhibition on the Lazarists' role at the Irish College in Paris during the war-torn period between 1858 and 1945 will be opened on 11 September 2014. The 'vernissage' will take place at the Centre Culturel Irlandais (Irish College), 5, rue des Irlandais, Paris. The exhibition, based on my research at the College…

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Added by Sean Alexander Smith on June 12, 2014 at 9:54am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: "Vincentiana purchase of the week: 6/5/2014"

This week's featured purchase for the Vincentiana collection at the Special Collections and Archives Department of DePaul University's Richardson Library features a mid-10th century French holy card featuring a Daughter of Charity serving the poor as an icon of charity.  This is from a series…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on June 5, 2014 at 9:47pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: "Purchase of the Week: The Vincentiana Collection at DePaul University 5/30/2014"

This week's featured purchase for the Vincentiana Collections at the Archives and Special Collections Department of DePaul University's Richardson Library features an early 20th century Dutch Painting of St. Vincent and a poor man.…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on May 30, 2014 at 3:26pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: "Purchase of the Week: The Vincentiana Collection at DePaul University 5/24/2014"

The Vincentiana Collection at the Special Collections and Archives department of DePaul University's Richardson Library is the world's largest Vincentian  library, archives, and special collections.  This week's featured purchase is a oil painting of Vincent de Paul holding a foundling.  The artist is…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on May 24, 2014 at 1:43am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: "Purchase of the Week: The Vincentiana Collection at DePaul University."



The Vincentiana Collection at the Special Collections and Archives of DePaul University has a program to purchase Vincentian art, material culture, books and manuscripts for its collection which is the largest in the world. This new blog feature will showcase the "purchase of the week."



The above… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on May 16, 2014 at 8:32am — No Comments

DRMA Lecture on the Daughters of Charity

On Wednesday, May 21 at 11 AM in the Richardson Library on the DePaul University Lincoln Park Campus, Matthieu Brejon de Lavergnée will give a lecture entitled: The Street as a Cloister. Writing a Global History of the Daughters of Charity

Matthieu is an…

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Added by Brian Cicirello on May 15, 2014 at 3:09pm — No Comments

Succeeding the Jesuits: the rise of the Congregation of the Mission in the Eighteenth-century

Tomorrow, I am beginning a new phase of research, generously sponsored by the VIncentian Studies Institute, which is going to examine the Congregation's arrival and growth in popularity in certain European cities in the eighteenth century (Lisbon, Bologna, Evora, Barcelona among others). This groundwork will hopefully till the terrain for a further analysis of the Congregation's rivalry with the Jesuits later in the century. This month I shall be excavating materials in the mother house in…

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Added by Sean Alexander Smith on April 30, 2014 at 5:50am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: "John XXIII and the Vincentian family."



This Sunday, Pope Francis will canonize two of his 20th century predecessors: John XXIII and John Paul II. Co-incidentally the Vincentiana Collection at DePaul University just acquired this 1959 photo of the pope dated 12 January 1959. The byline reads: "Pope John presented gifts to 150 children at Rome's… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on April 21, 2014 at 5:37pm — No Comments

The Frontiers of Mission: Perspectives on Early Modern Missionary Catholicism

A new volume of essays edited by Alison Forrestal and myself is now slated to be published by Ashgate in 2015. The Frontiers of Mission: Perspectives on Early Modern Missionary Catholicism, is the product of a lengthy collaboration which began with a conference in Galway in June 2013. The volume seeks to bring a new set of perspectives to Catholic missionary activity in the early modern period, confronting the validity of the oft-repeated claim that the missionary experience can be…

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Added by Sean Alexander Smith on April 20, 2014 at 9:33am — No Comments

DePaul University Announces Digital Collection of St. Vincent's Handwritten Letters

In 1969, DePaul University acquired its first original, handwritten letter by St. Vincent de Paul (1581-1660), presented by the well-known book collector and DePaul alumnus Abel Berland. Since that time, through other generous gifts and judicious purchases, it has added to that first letter seven-fold. DePaul’s eight Vincent letters represents the largest such collection outside of Europe. The letters are the collective cornerstone of DePaul’s…

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Added by Andrew H Rea on April 16, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments

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