December 2014 Blog Posts (6)

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the Week: The Polish Uprising of 1831



The Vincentiana Collection at Archives and Special Collections of DePaul University this week purchased a rare Polish card dated from the beginning of the 20th century. This card shows a young Polish Daughter of Charity nursing one of the wounded officers from the Battle of Warsaw in September 1831 when… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on December 23, 2014 at 7:26pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: "Vincentiana Purchase of the Week: Chapel of the Visitation Monastery in Paris" 12/21/2014

The Vincentiana Collection at the Archives and Special Collections Department at DePaul University recently purchased a series of contemporary prints illustrating the most famous Paris buildings of St. Vincent's lifetime. Pictured above is the Baroque gem of the Chapel of the Visitation Monastery on the rue…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on December 21, 2014 at 4:59pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Daughters of Charity nurses in World War I cont'd



This postcard was part of a recent acquisition by the Vincentiana collection at DePaul University's Archives and Special Collections. At the separation of Church and State in France at the beginning of the 20th century the Daughters of Charity and other nursing sisters were largely expelled from their… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on December 11, 2014 at 3:54pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: "Vincentiana Purchase of the Week" World War I Propaganda postcard



"The Germans do not respect the dead, the dying, or ambulances."

This French postcard produced in 1914, already indicates the tone of bitterness and revulsion for the Germans that was produced by the French propaganda efforts.



This card was recently… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on December 9, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

VHRN Newsote: DePaul University interview with Fr. John Rybolt

Photo by Jeff Carrion DePaul University's Faculty and Staff Newsletter has published an interview with Fr. John Rybolt, C.M. author of the soon to be completed six volume history of the Congregation of the Mission. Fr. Rybolt is a founding member of the Vincentian Studies Institute of the…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on December 4, 2014 at 11:02am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: "Vincentiana Purchase of the Week: Daughters of Charity as W.W. I nurses in France."



As we enter the great centenary of the World War I anniversaries one of the enduring memories is of epic carnage. The battlefield casualties on all sides of this conflict still stun the mind today. The image of the Daughter of Charity as a battle-field nurse whether in the Crimean War or the American Civil… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on December 2, 2014 at 5:17pm — No Comments

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