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VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the week: Bronze Bust of Saint Vincent de Paul



The Vincentiana Collection at the Archives and Special Collections Department of DePaul University's John T. Richardson Library recently purchased this late 19th century bronze bust of Saint Vincent de Paul. The bronze casting is of the highest quality, and the bust is mounted on a red marble base. The… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on September 1, 2015 at 1:41pm — No Comments

VHRN Publication Announcement: "Balm of Hope: Charity Afire Impels Daughters of Charity Civil War Nurses"

Betty Ann McNeil, D.C., ed., Balm of Hope: Charity Afire Impels Daughters of Charity Civil War Nurses, Mary Denis Maher, C.S.A., Foreword; Janet Leigh Bucklew, Introduction (Chicago: DePaul University Vincentian Studies Institute, 2015), 558 pp., annotated, 50 historic images, 6 maps and tables,…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on August 26, 2015 at 10:55am — No Comments

VHRN Book of the Week: "Historia Abierta de la Congregacion de la Mision en Espana (1704-2000)



Mixtel Olabuénaga es sacerdote paúl (C.M.) Nacido en Orduna (Bizkaia, 1951), estudia las humanidades en Murguia (Álava), Cuenca y Madrid. Inicia sus estudios universitarios en Zaragoza (Filosofía y Letras) y los concluye en Bilbao (Universidad de Duesto): Teologia (1976) e Historia (Licenciataura,… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on August 23, 2015 at 7:20pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the Week 8/17/2015 St. Vincent's original parish church: Pouy

This small rare sepia photograph was recently acquired by the Vincentiana Collection at DePaul University's Archives and Special Collections. The photograph shows the original parish church at Pouy (near Dax) where St. Vincent was baptized and where he presumably also made his first communion. The…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on August 17, 2015 at 6:07pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: "Legion d'honneur: Francois Verdier"



On April 18, 1930 Francois Verdier the Superior General of the Congregation of the Mission (1919-1933) was received at the Elysee Palace by the President of France, Gaston Doumergue and awarded the Legion of Honor. This article appeared in the newspaper: "Le Petit…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on August 7, 2015 at 4:30pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Could this be a portrait of Louise de Marillac?

The above painting is in the collection of the Museum Calvet in Avignon France. It is described as a "Portrait d'une Religieuse." It is attributed to the "Ecole Francaise XVIIe, Inv. 278). The upper right-hand corner has the notation of 1644 and the signature of Lenain. The Le Nain brothers: Antoine (c.…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on August 2, 2015 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

VHRN Book of the Week: "San Vincenzo De Paoli: Uomo Della Parola di Dio by Italo Zedde C.M.



Publication Information:

Editrice VELAR 2015

24020 Gorle (Bg)

www.velar.it

ISBN: 978-88-6671-105-6



From the book jacket:



Nessuno ignora che San Vincenzo de Paoli sia il Santo della Carita. A lui si devono diverse fondazioni ancora… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on July 27, 2015 at 3:47pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the Week: 1929 centennial celebration, Damascus, Syria

The ongoing tragedy of the collapse of Syria reminds us of the long presence of the Lazaristes and Daughters of Charity in this country. The Vincentiana collection at DePaul University's Archives and Special Collections has recently purchased this photo of the May 1929 celebration in Damascus of the 100th…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on July 16, 2015 at 3:44pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the Week: Edward Young, C.M. missionary in Kanchow (1932)

Recently purchased by the Vincentiana collection at DePaul University's archives and special collections, this 1932 press photo…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on July 8, 2015 at 7:59pm — No Comments

VHRN Book of the Week: "Dictionnaire Richelieu"

From the publisher: «Premier ministre de Louis XIII » et « fondateur de l’Académie française » : tels sont les titres associés à la figure d’Armand Jean du Plessis (1585-1642), cardinal-duc de Richelieu, sur les plaques de rue qui affichent son nom au coeur de Paris. Ce ne sont que les plus connus d’un…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on July 6, 2015 at 3:08pm — No Comments

DRMA Spring Lecture 2015

Title: Romantic Catholics: Frédéric and Amélie Ozanam, Marriage, and the Catholic Social Vocation



Speaker: Carol Harrison, Ph.D. professor of History at the University of South Carolina. Author of the book: Romantic Catholics: France’s Post-revolutionary Generation in Search of a Modern Faith.



Marriage to Amélie Soulacroix in 1841…

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Added by Brian Cicirello on June 19, 2015 at 10:20am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: "More of World War I and the community in France: The Berceau."

This postcard image from 1914 depicts one of the student dormitories at the Berceau of Saint Vincent de Paul (near Dax) temporarily transformed into a military hospital (hopital auxiliaire). Daughters of Charity from the orphanage and hospice served as nurses. In the left hand lower corner a confrere (wearing…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on June 11, 2015 at 8:24am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the week 5/31/2015

The Vincentiana Collection in the Archives and Special Collections Department of DePaul University's Richardson Library has recently purchased this early 19th century color lithograph of St. Vincent. The legend at the bottom reads: "St. Vincent de Paul. Founder of the priests of the Mission and of the Sisters of…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on May 31, 2015 at 3:52pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the Week 5/20/2015



The Vincentiana Collection at DePaul University's Archives and Special Collections department has recently purchased this mid to late 19th century bisque statue of Saint Vincent. The statue stands 16 inches… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on May 20, 2015 at 1:15am — No Comments

Spring DRMA Lecture

Title: Romantic Catholics:  Frédéric and Amélie Ozanam, Marriage, and the Catholic Social Vocation

This event will be held on Tuesday, May 19. It will take place in theRichardson Library, Room 115 from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM.…
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Added by Brian Cicirello on May 12, 2015 at 8:35am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the Week 5/11/2015

The Vincentiana Collection at DePaul University's Archives and Special Collections has recently purchased this mid to late 19th century bronze reliquary of Vincent de Paul. This item is distinguished by the exquisite oval painted portrait of…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on May 11, 2015 at 8:19am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: "Vincentiana Purchase of the Week" Daughter of Charity = Icon of Charity

In the mid-19th century Jean-Baptiste Etienne, C.M., the superior general of the Daughters of Charity (1843-1874) was determined that the figure of the Sister of Charity would become the general symbol for all Catholic charity. This mid-19th century holy card depicts the accomplishment of this goal. This card…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on May 4, 2015 at 6:56pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: "Vincent de Paul. Un saint au Grand Siecle."

Petit paysan des Landes devenu prêtre, nommé précepteur dans l'illustre famille de Gondi après diverses aventures, Vincent de Paul, né en 1581, découvre à trente-six ans la vocation de sa vie : servir…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on April 28, 2015 at 8:12am — No Comments

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