January 2013 Blog Posts (4)

VHRN commentary: Vincent de Paul's slavery: The Myth is enduring even if it is doubtful.....

Although most contemporary Vincentian scholars doubt or completely dismiss the historicity of Vincent de Paul's fabled "Tunisian Captivity" it has an enduring hold upon popular imagination.  Catholic Relief Services has an important program aimed at publicizing and eradicating contemporary forms of slavery.  As part of this years awareness campaign they have used the graphic below.



Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on January 23, 2013 at 4:20pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Article on DePaul University's role in promoting Vincentian Studies

Newsline which is the Faculty/Staff newspaper at DePaul University recently published an article examining DePaul's international role in support Vincentian research.  Click here to link to the article:


Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on January 16, 2013 at 8:49am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Review of Elizabeth Rapley's "The Lord as Their Portion: The Story of the Religious Orders..."


The Lord as Their Portion:The Story of the Religious Orders and How They

Shaped Our World. By Elizabeth Rapley. (Grand Rapids, MI: William B.

Eerdmans Publishing. 2011. Pp. xii, 337. $24.00 paperback. ISBN 978-0-


The latest issue of the Catholic Historical Review (Volume 98, No. 4, October 2012) has a review by Michael Blastic…


Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on January 9, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: "Early Vincentian Family Holy Card."


The Vincentian Studies Institute recently acquired this Italian holy card for its collection. Dating from the late 19th or early 20th century (after the beatification of Jean-Gabriel Perboyre in 1893)  it is a very early example celebrating the wider Vincentian Family including the Congregation of the Mission, the Daughters of Charity, the Ladies of Charity,…


Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on January 3, 2013 at 5:59pm — No Comments

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