February 2019 Blog Posts (4)

VHRN Newsnote: Saint Vincent de Paul Society Centennial Holy Card (1833-1933)



The Vincentiana collection at the Archives/Special Collections Department of DePaul University's John Richardson LIbrary has recently acquired this example of a holy card celebrating the centennial (1833-1933) of the foundation of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.



The image shows Frederic Ozanam ministering to the poor in whom he finds… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on February 23, 2019 at 8:39am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Soeur Angele: Daughter of Charity Detective Novels



"Soeur (Sister) Angèle must have been the first nun-detective in fiction. She is a Sister of Charity (an order, we are told, founded by Vincent de Paul) but is also a medical doctor, attached at first to the French hospital and orphanage in Bethlehem, although we never see her there. She had previously been Dr Angèle Persent d'Ericy, before she had… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on February 17, 2019 at 10:24am — 1 Comment

VHRN Newsnote: Barbara Diefendorf's latest book to be published on March 15, 2019

"The first thing that Catholic religious orders did when they arrived in a town to establish a new community was to plant the cross--to erect a large wooden cross where the church was to stand. The cross was a contested symbol in the civil wars that reduced France to near anarchy in the sixteenth century. Protestants tore down crosses to mark their…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on February 13, 2019 at 10:58am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: 19th century Daughter of Charity Tisaniere acquired



The Vincentiana Collection in the Archives/Special Collections Department of DePaul University's Richardson Library recently acquired this rare example of a mid to late 19th century French porcelain tisaniere (teapot) molded in the figure of a Daughter of Charity. This quaint example illustrates the popularity of the Daughters of Charity as the… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on February 8, 2019 at 8:57am — No Comments

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