October 2012 Blog Posts (4)

VHRN Book of the Week: "La douceur du roi. Le gouvernement de Louis XIV et la fin des Frondes 1648-1661."



Nina Brière, La douceur du roi. Le gouvernement de Louis XIV et la fin des Frondes 1648-1661, Laval: Presses de l’Université Laval, 2011), pp. 172. ISBN:… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on October 28, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Vincent: Welfare Statist?

A writer from the Acton Institute asks whether Vincent is a "Welfare Statist: He also refers to Frederic. Famvin has posted a link and excerpts from the article. 

http://famvin.org/en/2012/10/10/was-vincent-de-paul-a-welfare-statist/ 

Perhaps those who specialize in Vincent and Frederic might wish to evaluate his position.

Added by John Freund CM on October 10, 2012 at 8:03pm — No Comments

"Priests of the Countryside?" A historiographical perspective.

I have spent the last four years studying the evolution of Monsieur's Vincent's Congregation after his death in 1660.  Two questions have interested me in particular. First, have church and French historians misunderstood, or minimised, the highly influential role that the 'sons of Monsieur Vincent' played after his death? It is a striking fact that, compared with the hundreds, if not thousands, of biographies dedicated to de Paul, there exists only a few studies of the…

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Added by Sean Alexander Smith on October 10, 2012 at 3:00pm — No Comments

VHRN exhibition notes: The 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council

The DeAndreis-Rosati Memorial Archives are the archives of the Western U.S. province of the Congregation of the Mission.  They are located at DePaul University in Chicago.  The archives has mounted a small exhibition illustrating the impact of the Council on Vincentian Formation in particular the foundation of DeAndreis Seminary in Lemont Illinois.  The exhibition can be seen on the third floor of the Richardson Library outside the Archives/Special Collections in room…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on October 9, 2012 at 5:44pm — No Comments

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