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VHRN Book of the Week: A Social and Cultural History of Early Modern France

William Beik, A Social and Cultural History of Early Modern France, (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2009), 401pp. ISBN: 978-0-521-88309-2.

 

From the publisher: "A magisterial new history of French society between the end of the Middle Ages and the Revolution by one of the…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on June 13, 2011 at 7:39pm — No Comments

VHRN Book of the Week: China's Saints: Catholic Martyrdom During the Qing (1644-1911)

Anthony E. Clark, China's Saints: Catholic Martyrdom During the Qing (1644-1911), Lehigh University Press, 2011, 288 pgs, ISBN 9781611460179, ISBN 1611460174.

 

From the publisher: While previous works on the history of Christianity in China have largely centered on the scientific and…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on May 24, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Saint Vincent's Reading List Monthly Blog

The Archives and Special Collections Department of DePaul University's John T. Richardson Library has a special collection of rare books known as "St. Vincent's Reading List."  These volumes are works known to have been read by Saint Vincent, or that were published during his lifetime and illustrate the historical, political, religious, spiritual, and other contexts of seventeenth century France within which he, Saint Louise, and the first members of the Vincentian were formed.

Each…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on May 19, 2011 at 9:34am — No Comments

VHRN podcast series: Sean Smith's Vincentian Research

DePaul University was happy to recently host our colleage Sean Smith from the National University of Ireland at Galway.  Sean spoke at the Sprinq Quarter "DeAndreis-Rosati Memorial Archives Lecture."  His topic was: Celebrating the Sun-King: The Congregation of the Mission, Charity, and the French State under Louis XIV.

I also recorded an interview with Sean in which we discussed his doctoral dissertation research: The Call of the Poor and the Call of Power: the…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on May 9, 2011 at 7:40pm — No Comments

VHRN Research Resource: Actes du Gouvernement Francais concernant la Congregation de la Mission

 

 

The volume entitled Actes du Gouvernment Francais Concernant la Congregation de la Mission Dite de Saint-Lazare. 3rd ed. (Paris, 1902) supersedes two previous collections.  The first was entitled simply Pieces Justificatives (Paris, c. 1863), 40 pp.  The second was more complete,…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on May 6, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

VHRN Book of the Week

Alain de Solminihac (1593-1659). Prélat réformateur de l’Abbaye de Chancelade à l’évéché de Cahors. By Patrick Petot. 2 vols. [Bibliotheca Victorina, Vol. XXI.] (Turnhout: Brepols, 2009. Pp. 507; 509-1091. €140,00. ISBN 978-2-503-53277-6.)

From the publisher:

Abbé de Chancelade en…

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Added by Brian Cicirello on April 29, 2011 at 9:10am — No Comments

Leads - Ozanam and the roots of See-Judge-Act



Here are highlights of what I have come up with so far...…


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Added by John Freund CM on April 24, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Tracing the impact of Frederic down to "See - Judge - Act"

I recently had occasion to do some research on Frederic's social thought.

I knew he had anticipated both Karl Marx' Manifesto and Leo" XIII's Great Social encyclical "Rerum Novarum"

I was surprised to learn the the "See - Judge - Act" methodology of Cardinal Cardijn can be traced back in some degree to Ozanam.

The lineage runs something like this....

"Although it was Cardijn who formulated the famous expression "see, judge, act" it was Léon Ollé-Laprune who was…

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Added by John Freund CM on April 22, 2011 at 4:59pm — 3 Comments

History of the Daughters of Charity

Matthieu Brejon de Lavergnée : Histoire des Filles de la Charité. La rue pour cloître (XVIIe-XVIIIe siècle), Paris, Fayard, 2011, 690 pages, with a preface of Pr. Dominique Julia, 30 €.

 

 

The Company of the…

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Added by Brejon de Lavergnée Matthieu on April 21, 2011 at 3:39am — 1 Comment

Something on the lighter side... with serious possibilities

I can not resist posting this video "New Century, Same Faith". Although a blatant ad for Kindle it does illustrate how Vincentian resources could be made available.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9FQeMVKSLo

 

PS Kudos on the Virtual Exhibit that just went public. I hope the famvin notice will draw some attention to this new mode of making our heritage available.

 

Added by John Freund CM on April 18, 2011 at 6:42pm — No Comments

VHRN Book of the Week



Nivoelisoa Galibert, A l’angle de la Grande Maison: Les lazaristes de Fort-Dauphin de Madagascar: correspondence avec Vincent de Paul (1648-1661), (Paris: PU Paris-Sorbonne, 2007), pp. 552. Illustrations, bibliographie, glossaire, ISBN: 978-2-84050-503-7. €36.00

“Au meme titre que les…

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Added by Brian Cicirello on April 15, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Virtual Exhibition is now online: Saint-Lazare as a Women's Prison 1794-1932

The Vincentian Studies Institute of DePaul University is happy to announce that its first virtual exhibition entitled: "Saint-Lazare as a Women's Prison, 1794-1932," is now live and ready for viewing:

 

https://vincentiancollections.depaul.edu/saintlazare/pages/default.aspx

 

For the flyer:

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on April 14, 2011 at 5:51pm — No Comments

Vincentian ebooks are now available

The Vincentian Heritage Collections is undergoing a slight make-over. The host, BE Press, has recently developed some new functionality, including an ebook format that makes texts much easier to access.

 

We will be converting some of the material in VHC to the new ebook format and will be announcing new features in the near future. All ebooks are available here: http://via.library.depaul.edu/vhc/ 

 

Added by Scott Kelley on April 12, 2011 at 9:59pm — No Comments

Please tell us about your current Vincentian research!

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

 

Please consider taking the opportunity to share your current Vincentian research interests and/or projects.  One of the purposes of VHRN is to share this information, so that we can all get an overview of the Vincentian research projects that are out there.  So, please share away.  Please also share any information that you have about your conference presentations, or Vincentian history events.

 

Thanks,

 

Ed Udovic,…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on April 4, 2011 at 8:34pm — No Comments

VHRN Research Resource: Mission et Charite

Mission et Charite was a publication undertaken by the scholarly Andre Dodin, C.M., (1911-1996), with the help of his close friend and colleague, Maurice Vansteenkiste, C.M., (1915-2007), trained in biblical studies.  Its purpose was highlighted on its nearly invariable cover, "Doctrine, Action." Similar to the Petites Annales published 1900-1903, this journal sought to explore the dynamism of the teaching of Vincent de Paul.  Coming after the celebration of the tercentenary of the deaths of…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on March 31, 2011 at 4:39pm — No Comments

VHRN Event: Celebrating the Sun King: The Congregation of the Mission and the French State under Louis XIV

On Thursday, April 21st, The Vincentian Studies Institute of DePaul Unversity will host a lecture in its "DeAndreis-Rosati Memorial Archives" Lecture Series.  The speaker will be Sean Smith from the National University of Ireland in Galway.  His topic: "Celebrating the Sun King: The Congregation of the Mission and the French State under Louis XIV."  Please see the attached for further details. The talk will be taped for downloading as a podcast.…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on March 29, 2011 at 2:15pm — No Comments

English translation of Elisabeth Charpy's Life of St. Louise

CMGLOBAL has posted an English translation of Elisabeth Charpy – Life of Saint Louise de Marillac .…

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Added by John Freund CM on March 28, 2011 at 7:40pm — No Comments

VHRN Book of the Week

From Penitence to Charity, By Barbara B. Diefendorf, 368 pages; 7 halftones; 6-1/8 x 9-1/4; ISBN13: 978-0-19-509583-8ISBN10: 0-19-509583-9

Winner of the J. Russell Major Prize of the American Historical Association…

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Added by Brian Cicirello on March 23, 2011 at 9:51am — No Comments

VHRN Event: "Saint-Lazare as a Women's Prison: 1794-1932."

After its confiscation by the revolutionary government, Saint-Lazare began another long chapter in its history serving as a women's prison until 1932.  The Vincentian Studies Institute is beginning a new "virtual" exhibition series which will take advantage of its extensive collections to mount permanent on-line exhibitions.  The "non-virtual" opening for this "virtual exhibition" is described in the attached flyer, and will take place at DePaul University on 14 April 2011.  On that day the…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on March 15, 2011 at 3:42pm — No Comments

VHRN Book of the Week

La Société de Saint-Vincent-de-Paul aux XIXe siècle (1833-1871): Un fleuron du catholicisme social. By Mathieu Brejon de Lavergnée. [Historie religieuse de la France, Vol. 34] (Paris: Éditions du Cerf. 1008. Pp. 713. €29,00 paperback. ISBN 978-2-204-08609-7.)

From the Book Jacket:…



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Added by Brian Cicirello on March 11, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

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