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VHRN Newsnote: Dutch carving of Saint Vincent de Paul acquired. Artist: Johannes Petrus Maas



The Vincentiana Collection at the Archives & Special Collections Department of DePaul University's John T. Richardson Library recently acquired a carved oak statue of Vincent de Paul with a foundling. The work by the Dutch artist Johannes Petrus Maas (1861-1941) is 21 inches tall. It joins the… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on July 9, 2018 at 2:09pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Early Portrait of the Cardinal de Retz (Jean-Francois Paul de Gondi) acquired



The Vincentiana Collection at the Archives and Special Collections of DePaul University's John T. Richardson Library has recently acquired a portrait of Jean-Francois Paul de Gondi the famous Cardinal de Retz (1613-1679) The Cardinal, who knew Vincent de Paul from his birth served as archbishop of Paris… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on July 6, 2018 at 8:44am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: New book published on the history of Saint-Lazare and its surrounding neighborhood

Du clos Saint-Lazare à la gare du Nord

Histoire d’un quartier de Paris

La léproserie Saint-Lazare devint en 1632 le berceau de la congrégation de la Mission que Saint Vincent de Paul avait fondée…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on July 6, 2018 at 8:29am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Second Volume of the History of the Daughters of Charity published by Fayard

Histoire des filles de la Charité vol.2…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on July 6, 2018 at 8:22am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Interesting Vincent de Paul 19th century holy card

The Vincentiana Collection at DePaul University's Archives and Special Collections recently acquired this interesting mid-19th century holy card depicting Vincent de Paul blessing his "double family" of the Congregation of the Mission and the Daughters of Charity, the lay people in the foreground can be…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on June 5, 2018 at 8:17am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Rare Seton Letter Acquired



DePaul University

Vincentian Studies Institute of the United States



The Vincentian Studies Institute of the United States located at DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois, is happy to announce the acquisition of a four-page manuscript Seton family letter. The handwritten letter is dated… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on April 30, 2018 at 8:24am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Capucines Convent, Paris 17th century

This postcard recently added to the Vincentiana Collections at DePaul University's Archives and Special Collections depicts part of the famous Convent of the Capucines to which Louise de Marillac was denied admission. The Capucines had arrived in Paris representing the cloistered women of the Capuchin reform which…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on April 16, 2018 at 5:53pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Abbe J. Chevalier Soeur Apolline Andriveau and the Red Scapular



Apolline Andriveau naît le 7 mai 1810 à Saint Pourçain dans l'Allier. Après de brillantes études, elle quitte le monde à 23 ans et entre dans la Compagnie des Filles de la Charité à Troyes où tous les témoignages concordent pour louer sa piété, sa douceur, sa charité.…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on March 31, 2018 at 7:48am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Honore de Champigny, O.F.M. Cap., (1566-1624)

The Vincentiana Collection at DePaul University's Archives and Special Collections has acquired a rare copy of the 1864 biography of Charles Bochart de Champigny (in religion Honore). Champigny was the superior of the French Capuchins who is said to have turned down the request of the young Louise de…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on March 30, 2018 at 11:00am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Important Document acquired concerning Vincent de Paul's canonization

The Vincentiana Collection at DePaul University's Archives and Special Collections has recently acquired a copy of a 1738 decree of King Louis XV of France ordering the publication of the June 1737 bull of canonization for Vincent de Paul. The Jansenist and Gallican members of the Parlement of Paris had tried…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on March 30, 2018 at 10:39am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: New Louise de Marillac book published by New City Press

Louise de Marillac, born out of wedlock into an aristocratic family, young widow and mother of a son, fully committed her life to all those who were suffering, regardless of who they were. In Paris together with St. Vincent de Paul she founded a community of Sisters, who dedicated…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on March 26, 2018 at 1:56pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: "Elizabeth Seton's New York: A Guidebook."

New from the Sisters of Charity of New York Elizabeth Seton’s New York—A Guidebook 200th Anniversary Edition Adapted by Regina Bechtle, SC 20-Page Booklet, Illustrations in Color Visit sites where Elizabeth Seton lived and prayed in downtown Manhattan, Staten Island, and New Rochelle. Follow in the footsteps of…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on February 2, 2018 at 2:43pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Folleville model created to celebrate the close of the 400th anniversary year.



CHICAGO — DePaul University is honoring its Vincentian heritage with an exhibition that transports visitors back to 17th century rural France via a model of a historic church created using traditional craftsmanship and 3-D printing.



The tabletop model of the parish… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on January 25, 2018 at 8:10am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Memorial Card for Frederic Ozanam's wife.....



The Vincentiana Collection at DePaul University's Archives and Special Collections has recently acquired an example of the memorial card for Marie-Josephine-Amelie Soulacroix the widow of Blessed Frederic Ozanam. Madame Ozanam died on 26 September 1894. Her husband died on 8 September… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on January 2, 2018 at 5:11pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: "Graphic Novel" about Saint Vincent de Paul Published in France

Description du produit Présentation de l'éditeur En 1643, saint Vincent de Paul était le père Vincent, un prêtre exceptionnel qui battait le pavé de Paris pour aider les plus démunis. Lorsqu'un de ses protégés, Jérôme, se fait assassiner, il décide alors de mener l'enquête. Ses actes…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on December 21, 2017 at 7:16am — No Comments

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

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