July 2011 Blog Posts (10)

VHRN Update: Vincent documentary now available online in English/French/Spanish with Chapter Breakdowns

The award-winning documentary: Vincent de Paul: Charity's Saint (2010) is now available online in English, French, and Spanish at: 



The documentary is now broken down into chapters to facilitate…


Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on July 28, 2011 at 9:25am — No Comments

Need Funding for Vincentian Research?

The Vincentian Studies Institute of DePaul University has a long standing grant program to support Vincentian historical research.


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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on July 25, 2011 at 8:53am — No Comments

Need funding to publish a Vincentian research project? Try "Crowd Funding"

I just came across in "The Economist" a novel way to get funding for books and research projects.

Crowd Funding

In essence... " The (publishing) business needs fresh ideas. Enter Unbound, a British effort to “crowd-fund” books. Visitors to its website can pledge money for a book that is only part-written. If enough money is…


Added by John Freund CM on July 24, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

The faith of Vincent de Paul in the midst of an unbelieving society

The Vincentian Encyclopedia has posted an English translation of  THE FAITH OF VINCENT DE PAUL IN THE MIDST OF AN UNBELIEVING SOCIETY by Luis González-Carvajal Santabárbara.

"We have seen that even though Vincent lived in the midst of a situation seemingly different from our own, he did not find it easy to believe. His experience teaches us that the difficulties of life can become an authentic moment of kairos for the faith because, as mature love is that love which has…


Added by John Freund CM on July 21, 2011 at 10:26pm — No Comments

New Publications on the Daughters of Charity as Civil War Nurses

Sister Betty Ann McNeil, D.C., provincial archivist for the Daughters of Charity, Emmitsburg, has edited Civil War accounts, records, and correspondence for publication during the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War years.  

The following titles are available from the Seton Heritage Shop of the National Shrine of Saint Elizabeth…


Added by Brian Cicirello on July 19, 2011 at 1:22pm — 1 Comment

VHRN Book of the Week: "Enlightened Charity"


Martha M. Libster, Ph.D., R.N., and Betty Ann McNeil, D.C., Enligthtened Charity: The Holistic Nursing Care, Education, and Advices Concerning the Sick of Sr. Mathilda Coskery (1799-1870). (Golden Apple Publications: 2009). 528 pp. ISBN-13: 978-0975501825.


From the publisher: "Enligthened Charity is a lost history important to the…


Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on July 12, 2011 at 9:12pm — No Comments

Contrasting approaches to social change - Ozanam and Etienne

The Vincentian Encyclopedia has just posted an English translation of a Spanish article contrasting the views of Frederic Ozanam and Fr. Etienne, sometimes referred to as the second founder of the Congregation of the Mission.…


Added by John Freund CM on July 9, 2011 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

17th Century "Photographs"

It isn’t possible to look at photographs of 17th century France, but the closest we can come are the engravings of Abraham Bosse (1604-76). He was a master engraver of all sorts of subjects, including portraiture. For us, the most interesting will probably be his scenes of ordinary life, with particular emphasis on the depictions of the poor. He showed artisans at… Continue

Added by John E. Rybolt, C.M. on July 4, 2011 at 11:15am — No Comments

Web Portal Lauch: "All Things Vincentian."

The Vincentian Studies Institute and the John T. Richardson Library of DePaul University are happy to announce the launching of a new Vincentian web-portal entitled: "All Things Vincentian."  This portal is designed to welcome and direct those interested in Vincentian history, spirituality, and praxis to one dedicated, multi-layered website with rich content. Please visit our new site:



Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on July 2, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

VHRN Book of the Week: Captives and Corsairs: France and Slavery in the Early Modern Mediterranean

Gillian Weiss, Captives and Corsairs France and Slavery in the Early Modern Mediterranean, (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2011), 389 pp. ISBN: 978-008047-7000-2

From the book jacket:

Captives and Corsairs uncovers a forgotten story in the history of relations between Islam and the West: three centuries of corsair raids on French…


Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on July 1, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

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