February 2011 Blog Posts (12)

Vincentian Heritage Collections - digital resources for the Vincentian scholar

The Office of Mission and Values, the Vincentian Studies Institute, and the John T. Richardson Library at DePaul University continue to develop the Vincentian Heritage Collections - a digital repository of documents, texts, and ebooks pertaining to Vincentian Heritage.


In a little over one year, the project has added over 577 articles and 145,000 pages of material to the site. Usage statistics indicate there…


Added by Scott Kelley on February 25, 2011 at 1:41pm — No Comments

VHRN Book of the Week

Donald A. Bailey, transcriber and editor of Nicolas Lefévre, sieur de Lezeau, La vie de Michel de Marillac (1560-1632), Garde des Sceaux de France sous Louis XIII. Les Presses de l’Université Laval, 2007. 724pp.  Illustrations, maps, tables, appendices, notes, bibliography, and index. $69.95 CAN ISBN 978-2-7637-8313-0.…


Added by Brian Cicirello on February 25, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

An Invitation to Publish with Vincentian Heritage



By way of introduction, my name is Nathaniel Michaud and I serve as Publications Director for the DePaul University Vincentian Studies Institute. We publish the journal Vincentian Heritage, as well as a scholarly monograph series and a variety of special publication projects.


For those who may not be familiar with us, the…


Added by Nathaniel Michaud on February 24, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Myth Deconstruction: Vincent accused of theft

In his biography of Vincent de Paul, Louis Abelly introduced a number of hagiographic myths that continue to haunt Vincentian studies.  For example, Abelly took a conference in which Vincent had related the story of someone he knew who was once falsely accused of theft, and applied it to the saint himself.  Abelly says that the truth of this incident "became known only after…


Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on February 23, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

VHRN Research Resource: "L'Oeuvre de la Sainte-Enfance."

There has been a more-or-less continual Vincentian presence in…


Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on February 21, 2011 at 5:30pm — No Comments

VHRN Event: "From Beijing to Paris: Baroque Music from China and from St. Vincent de Paul's Paris"


Ars Musica Chicago presents “From Beijing to Paris: Baroque Music from China and from St. Vincent de Paul’s Paris” at 4:00 p.m., Sunday, March 6, 2011 at the DePaul Art Museum in the Richardson Library of DePaul University, 2350 North Kenmore Avenue, Chicago.

This concert will present Baroque music with Vincentian themes: music composed in China by…


Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on February 19, 2011 at 5:54pm — No Comments

Vincent de Paul Manuscript Letter Acquired

The Vincentian Studies Institute of DePaul University recently acquired a manuscript letter of Vincent de Paul.  The letter is #603 in Coste, dated 24 July 1642 at Saint Lazare in Paris.  The recipient was Pierre du Chesnay in Crecy.  This letter is in Volume 2 of the English Edition, pages 311-313.  Click here to access: http://via.library.depaul.edu/coste_en/ The letter will join the other Vincent de Paul manuscripts in the Archives and…


Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on February 18, 2011 at 10:35am — No Comments

VHRN Book of the Week

Church, Society, and Religious Change in France, 1580-1730 by Joseph Bergin

Yale University Press, 2009, 506 p

ISBN: 9780300150988

Winner of the 2010 Me du concours des antiquites de France given by the Academie des Inscriptions et Belles'Lettres in Paris

This readable and engaging book by an acclaimed historian is the only wide-ranging synthesis… Continue

Added by Brian Cicirello on February 17, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Update on the St. Vincent de Paul Image Archive


Thanks to DePaul University’s college of Computing and Digital Media (CDM), there is a readily accessible archive of Vincentian images. This has grown since its beginning in 2008 to have the largest collection of these images. We began with St. Vincent images, and then added St. Louise de Marillac, various Vincentian persons (mainly members of the Congregation of the…


Added by John E. Rybolt, C.M. on February 12, 2011 at 10:38am — No Comments

Folleville: January 25, 1617

Anyone who has ever visited Folleville has had the exhilarating experience of walking back in time.  This tiny country church belonging to the Gondi's was the site of the first sermon of the mission preached by Vincent de Paul on the Feast of the Conversion of St. Paul.  It is one of those heritage places in France where one can still feel the palpable presence of Vincent.


The church itself is divided into two parts.  The front and older part is a simple barrel vaulted…


Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on February 10, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

Somos Vicentianos

The above named website is an extremely rich and growing resource for those interested in researching Vincentian History.


Added by John Freund CM on February 8, 2011 at 3:15pm — No Comments

Update on The Vincentians. A General History of the Congregation of the Mission.

This work, the first general history of the Congregation, was begun by Luigi Mezzadri, C.M., and the late José María Román, C.M. They published the first volume in 1992, and it was soon translated from Italian into Spanish, French, and Polish. The English volume appeared in 2009. In all, six volumes will appear in English.

Volume 2 was published, in part, in Italian by Luigi Mezzadri, C.M., and Francesca Onnis, Rome, 2000. The work is currently out of print. It will be republished…


Added by John E. Rybolt, C.M. on February 7, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

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