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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

Surrogate Fathers, Journal of Ecclesiastical History

An article written on the Lazarist successions to the Jesuits after their abolition in the eighteenth century in various locations has been published today by the Journal of Ecclesiastical History. This is the second output from my recent research project, begun with funding from the VSI and then the Irish Research Council. My article published by the Vincentian Heritage Journal last year dealt solely with the Evora succession; in contrast this article leans on records I found in Italy,… Continue

Added by Sean Alexander Smith on May 18, 2017 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Publication news. History of Daughters of Charity in Britain 1847-2017

Leaving God for God: Daughters of Charity in Britain 1847-2017

Leaving God for God is a study of five generations of Catholic Sisters in Britain from 1847 to 2017 and of their wide-ranging ministries to people in poverty.

Written with full access to the Daughters of…

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Added by Susan O'Brien on May 12, 2017 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Eugène Boré: a letter from Azerbaijan

This letter, which I found recently in the British Library, is from Eugène Boré, one-time Lazarist superior general, penned from Julfa in Azerbaijan on 6 August 1841.

Boré, of course, needs little introduction. At least since 1894, when Léonce de la Rallaye wrote his first biography of the man (see Eugène Boré et les origines de la question d'Orient, Paris 1894), Boré's contributions to the fields of education, philology and ethnography have been…

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Added by Sean Alexander Smith on April 21, 2017 at 8:37am — No Comments

Forthcoming Publication Announcement "In Missouri's Wilds St. Mary of the Barrens and the American Catholic Church, 1818 to the present."



From the publisher Truman State University Press

"In 1818, a small group of Catholic clerics established a religious community in southeastern Missouri and opened a school, grounded in its European Vincentian roots but influenced by the isolation of its rural location. St. Mary's of the… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on April 19, 2017 at 10:39am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Publication of "Antoine Frederic Ozanam" by Raymond L. Sickinger



Raymond Sickinger’s biography of Antoine Frédéric Ozanam is more than a chronological account of Ozanam’s relatively brief but extraordinary life. It is also a comprehensive study of a man who touched many lives as a teacher, writer, and principal founder of the Society of St. Vincent de… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on April 13, 2017 at 9:18am — No Comments

English-language Vincentian Annals now available online

DePaul University Library and DePaul’s Office of Mission and Values are proud to announce the digital publication of The Annals of the…

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Added by Andrew H Rea on April 10, 2017 at 9:44am — No Comments

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