October 2015 Blog Posts (8)

DRMA Fall Quarter Lecutre: Balm of Hope

Sr. Betty Ann McNeil, D.C. gave a lecture about her recently published book Balm of Hope. Sr. Betty Ann a scholar in residence at DePaul University.



Sr. McNeil’s discovery of 500 pages of handwritten memoirs by Daughters of Charity Civil War nurses led her into a multi-year project to transcribe, annotate, index, and…

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Added by Brian Cicirello on October 30, 2015 at 11:49am — No Comments

Book Announcement: Fealty and Fidelity: the Lazarists of Bourbon France, 1660-1736.

Dear Colleagues

I am pleased to announce the publication of my book Fealty and Fidelity: the Lazarists of Bourbon France, 1660-1736, with Ashgate. The book provides a major critical investigation of the followers of Vincent de Paul, one of the French Catholic reform's most decisive contributors. It uncovers rich new information on missionary activity and crown…

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Added by Sean Alexander Smith on October 30, 2015 at 11:07am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the week: Bronze statue of kneeling Daughter of Charity





The Vincentiana Collection of the Archives and Special Collections Department of DePaul University's Richardson Library has just purchased a late 19th-early 20th century French bronze statue of a Daughter of Charity kneeling in prayer. The statue… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on October 29, 2015 at 8:23am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the Week: "Lettres Patentes Du Roi."



This week the Vincentiana Collections in Archives and Special Collections of DePaul University's Richardson Library has purchased a copy of the 1782 parlementary registration of the papal act conferring responsibility for the former Jesuit missions in the Levant to the Congregation of the Mission. With the definitive dissolution of the Society of Jesus by the papacy… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on October 24, 2015 at 11:31am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the week "L'Envol des Blanches Cornettes."

The Vincentiana collection at Archives and Special Collections of DePaul University’s Richardson Library this week purchased a rare copy of a charming 1929 “pièce en trois actes, pour Jeunes Filles (avec chœurs, paroles et musique) entitled “L’Envol des Blanches Cornettes ou La Bienheureuse Louise de Marillac.” It was written by Amédée Huc, C.M. The author dedicated this… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on October 21, 2015 at 4:37pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the Week: 19th Century Bronze Bust of Vincent de Paul


This week the Vincentiana collection at the Archives and Special Collections Department of DePaul University's John T. Richardson Library purchased this fine 19th century bronze bust of Vincent de Paul.

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on October 20, 2015 at 8:49am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the Week: "19 thermidor, an II" Rare Saint-Lazare prison document

The Vincentiana Collection in Special Collections and Archives of DePaul University has recently purchased a rare 1794 document from Saint-Lazare's early days as a revolutionary prison. This document orders the relase of "citoyen Bergeron" who had been imprisoned at Saint Lazare by the "Comite de Surete Generale." It is dated 19 termidor an II (6 August 1794).…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on October 14, 2015 at 6:12pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentian Library Purchase of the Week: "Marthe ou La Soeur Hospitaliere."



Marthe ou La Soeur Hospitaliereby M. L'abbe J****. 5th edition, Tours, Ad Mame et Cie. Imprimeurs-Libraires, 1851



This small romance novel traces the early 19th century vocation of the fictional Soeur Marthe (Ernestine Dubuisson). Her parents are, according to the fashion of the time unbelievers, and the novel traces the extraordinary story how… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on October 11, 2015 at 10:29am — No Comments

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