September 2013 Blog Posts (5)

VHRN Newsnote: Barbara Diefendorf to receive the Pierre Coste Prize

A modern day scholar of French history will be honored for her distinguished contributions to Vincentian historiography on Sept. 27, the feast day of St. Vincent de Paul, the 17th century French priest who devoted his life to serving and caring for others.

Barbara Diefendorf, a Boston University history professor, is the 2013 recipient of the Vincentian Studies…


Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on September 26, 2013 at 4:21pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: St. Lazare virtual exhibition site updated

The Vincentian Studies Institute has just completed a content update of its acclaimed virtual exhibition: Saint Lazare as a Women's Prison, 1794-1930:

Updated pages: - Homepage to change the date it was updated



Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on September 20, 2013 at 1:34pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Louise de Marillac's Statue in St. Peter's Basilica, Rome

The Vincentiana Collection in Archives/Special Collections at DePaul University's John T. Richardson Library has recently acquired this 1947 press photo. The text reads:

"SCULPTURE READIED FOR ST. PETER'S BASILICA ROME: Professor A. Silva, official Vatican artist puts the finishing touches to the head of the sculpture of the recently canonized Louise de Marillac,…


Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on September 17, 2013 at 5:43pm — No Comments

VHRN Event Notice: DeAndreis-Rosati Memorial Archives Lecture

Lecturer: Rev. Edward Udovic, C.M., Ph.D.

Wednesday, September 25, 11:30 a.m. Richardson Library, Room 115. - Fr. Udovic will present a lecture on the topic: "St. Vincent's Reading List"


"St. Vincent's Reading List" represents a variety of rare seventeenth century works that are known to have been read or recommended by St. Vincent (as evidenced by his own written testimony); can safely be presumed to have been read by him; or are political, legal,…


Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on September 11, 2013 at 11:26am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Rare St. Vincent de Paul Society item acquired

The Vincentiana Collection at DePaul University's Richardson Libarary's Archives and Special Collections Department has recently acquired an early example of a St. Vincent de Paul Society fundraiser for the poor. The lottery took place in Bordeaux in 1855-1856.  The various prizes for the lottery are listed on the ticket which cost one livre.  From its origins,…


Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on September 8, 2013 at 2:22pm — No Comments

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