March 2011 Blog Posts (13)

VHRN Research Resource: Mission et Charite

Mission et Charite was a publication undertaken by the scholarly Andre Dodin, C.M., (1911-1996), with the help of his close friend and colleague, Maurice Vansteenkiste, C.M., (1915-2007), trained in biblical studies.  Its purpose was highlighted on its nearly invariable cover, "Doctrine, Action." Similar to the Petites Annales published 1900-1903, this journal sought to explore the dynamism of the teaching of Vincent de Paul.  Coming after the celebration of the tercentenary of the deaths of…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on March 31, 2011 at 4:39pm — No Comments

VHRN Event: Celebrating the Sun King: The Congregation of the Mission and the French State under Louis XIV

On Thursday, April 21st, The Vincentian Studies Institute of DePaul Unversity will host a lecture in its "DeAndreis-Rosati Memorial Archives" Lecture Series.  The speaker will be Sean Smith from the National University of Ireland in Galway.  His topic: "Celebrating the Sun King: The Congregation of the Mission and the French State under Louis XIV."  Please see the attached for further details. The talk will be taped for downloading as a podcast.…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on March 29, 2011 at 2:15pm — No Comments

English translation of Elisabeth Charpy's Life of St. Louise

CMGLOBAL has posted an English translation of Elisabeth Charpy – Life of Saint Louise de Marillac .…

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Added by John Freund CM on March 28, 2011 at 7:40pm — No Comments

VHRN Book of the Week

From Penitence to Charity, By Barbara B. Diefendorf, 368 pages; 7 halftones; 6-1/8 x 9-1/4; ISBN13: 978-0-19-509583-8ISBN10: 0-19-509583-9

Winner of the J. Russell Major Prize of the American Historical Association…

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Added by Brian Cicirello on March 23, 2011 at 9:51am — No Comments

VHRN Event: "Saint-Lazare as a Women's Prison: 1794-1932."

After its confiscation by the revolutionary government, Saint-Lazare began another long chapter in its history serving as a women's prison until 1932.  The Vincentian Studies Institute is beginning a new "virtual" exhibition series which will take advantage of its extensive collections to mount permanent on-line exhibitions.  The "non-virtual" opening for this "virtual exhibition" is described in the attached flyer, and will take place at DePaul University on 14 April 2011.  On that day the…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on March 15, 2011 at 3:42pm — No Comments

VHRN Book of the Week

La Société de Saint-Vincent-de-Paul aux XIXe siècle (1833-1871): Un fleuron du catholicisme social. By Mathieu Brejon de Lavergnée. [Historie religieuse de la France, Vol. 34] (Paris: Éditions du Cerf. 1008. Pp. 713. €29,00 paperback. ISBN 978-2-204-08609-7.)

From the Book Jacket:…



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Added by Brian Cicirello on March 11, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

VHRN Research Resource: Annales de la Congregation de la Mission

Annales de la congregation de la Mission et de la compagnie des filles de la Charite, 1833-1963.

 

The Annales de la Congregation de la Mission began to appear in 1834.  The journal's early purpose can easily be gathered from the subtitle: "Collection of edifying letter…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on March 10, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

Two recently translated articles by Elisabeth Charpy, DC

FAMVIN is proud to present two newly translated articles of renowned scholar, Elisabeth Charpy, DC. These articles offer fresh insights into Louise's relationship with Vincent as well as her relationship with first priests of the Congregation of the Mission. The image of Louise is much different from that of Louise as presented in many circles in the…

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Added by John Freund CM on March 9, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Seminar about Michel de Marillac

How Nicolas Lefevre de Lezeau wrote La Vie de Michel de Marillac ?

 

Seminar organized by the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, France, 23 mars 2011.

 

Programme_Lefevre_de_Lezeau_et_ecriture_23_mars.pdf

Added by Brejon de Lavergnée Matthieu on March 9, 2011 at 7:33am — No Comments

Collaborators sought

One of the longest and as yet untranslated series of eye-witness accounts of the life of Vincent de Paul comes from Bro. Louis Robineau. He was the founder’s secretary for several years and after the saint’s death he pulled together his notes. These he arranged according the virtues that Vincent practiced, such as humility, devotion, zeal, etc. He did not write a biography, however.



André Dodin published the first transcription of the French original only in 1991, but this was later… Continue

Added by John E. Rybolt, C.M. on March 6, 2011 at 2:21pm — 3 Comments

VHRN Book of the Week

Forrestal, Alison and Nelson, Eric, eds., Politics and Religion in Early Modern France (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009), 270 pps. ISBN: 978-0-230-52139-1

From the Book Jacket:

“Containing ten essays representing the latest research by specialist scholars of the period, Politics and…

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Added by Brian Cicirello on March 4, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

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