January 2015 Blog Posts (9)

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the Week: 1/31/2015



At the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century there was a flood of French postcards that illustrated cultural and religious fascination with the "bonnes soeurs" who were such a feature of daily French life. During the 19th century French women in large numbers flocked to the new and established… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on January 31, 2015 at 9:46am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: "More World War I damage: Daughters of Charity, Reims, France."



As the Germans rapidly deployed after the declaration of war in August 1914 their invasion of France included the systematic bombardment of cities like Reims. By the end of the war the city was all but destroyed. This card pictures the Daughters' orphanage in the city that was completely destroyed by the…

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on January 24, 2015 at 5:28pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: The Daughters of Charity and the outbreak of World War I

With the outbreak of war in August of 1914, the Germans implemented their battle plans and quickly invaded France. The Battle of Longwy took place on August 22-23, 1914 and the fort of Longwy was captured by the Germans. Longwy was the first French fort to be taken by the Germans in the Weltkrieg. Much of the…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on January 18, 2015 at 10:31am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: The Little Ice Age and the 17th century

Here is a great Youtube video with a ten minute presentation on the "Little Ice Age" and its impact on the 17th century world, including France.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YF8AAJSTJoM

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on January 15, 2015 at 5:13pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentian Library Purchase of the week: 1/14/2015



Our colleague John Harney from Centre College in Danville, Kentucky has contributed a chapter to this volume: Catholicism in China, 1900-Present The Development of the Chinese Church, edited by Cindy Yik-Yi Chu. John's chapter is entitled: Vincentian Missionaries in Jiangzi Province: Extending… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on January 14, 2015 at 8:34am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentian Library Purchase of the Week. 1/12/2015



With the French invasion and conquest of Algeria in 1830 French imperialism entered a new era. Throughout the 19th century, successive French governments tried to establish and maintain French spheres of interest in North Africa and the Middle East (and of course also in China). Even increasingly secular French… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on January 12, 2015 at 7:35am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the Week, 1/7/15 Carte de Visite: Jean-Baptiste Etienne c. 1864

As a companion to the carte de visite previously highlighted this image of Jean-Baptiste Etienne appears to have been taken very close in time to the other image recently purchased. This interior shot was undoubtedly taken at the maison-mere on the rue de Sevres. The chair on which Etienne rests his hand is…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on January 7, 2015 at 8:50am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: New Video on the history of the U.S. Sisters of Charity Federation

A newly-produced Youtube video on the history of the Sisters of Charity Federation in the United States.  

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=txbL8dpBPjg

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on January 5, 2015 at 9:01am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: "Vincentiana Purchase of the Week: 1/2/15" Carte de Visite: Jean-Baptiste Etienne, c. 1864



The Vincentiana Collections at DePaul University's Archives and Special Collections recently purchased this carte de visite (c. 1864) of Jean-Baptiste Etienne. Monsieur Etienne served as the 14th superior general of the Congregation of the Mission and the Company of the Daughters of Charity from his…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on January 2, 2015 at 9:30am — No Comments

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