Edward R. Udovic, C.M.'s Blog (271)

VHRN Newsnote: 1878 Carte de Visite: Antoine Fiat

The Vincentiana Collection at the Archives and Special Collections Department of DePaul University's Richardson Library has recently acquired an 1878 carte de visite of Antoine Fiat who served as 16th superior general of the Congregation of the Mission and the Company of the Daughters of Charity. He was the…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on October 17, 2017 at 9:53am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentian Library Purchase of the Week 19th c. French transferware plate

The Vincentiana collection of the Archives and Special Collections Department of DePaul University's Richardson Library has recently acquired a mid-19th century French transferware plate depicting a Daughter of Charity and orphans. The plate is 8 in x 8 in. The manufacturer was Geoferoy et Cie, Gien, France.…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on October 13, 2017 at 4:53pm — No Comments

VHRN Newnote: 19th century iron fireback with image of Vincent de Paul

The Vincentiana Collection at the Archives and Special Collections Department of DePaul University's Richardson Library has recently acquired this rare 19th century French cast iron fireback depicting Vincent de Paul in a typical pose with foundling and a young child. The dimensions are 28.35 in H x…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on October 9, 2017 at 8:23am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Rare 1735 map of Paris acquired including detailed depiction of Saint-Lazare

http://vhrn-depaul.ning.com/profiles/blog/new# The Vincentian Collection at the Archives and Special Collections Department of DePaul University has acquired a rare map of Paris Jean Delagrive (1689-1757) Nicolas de La Mare (1639-1723) Neuvième plan…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on October 6, 2017 at 8:26am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentian Research Library Purchase: Saint-Lazare as a juvenile detention center

The Vincentian Research Library in Special Collections at DePaul University's Richardson Library has recently purchased a 1696 manuscript entitled: "Arrests de la Cour de Parlement pour la correction des Enfans mineurs." This document summarizes parlement's decrees governing the incarceration of minors by their…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on September 21, 2017 at 9:00am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Rare 19th century St. Vincent de Paul Clock acquired

The Vincentiana Collection at DePaul University's Archives and Special Collections recently acquired this spectacular and very rare mid- 19th century mantel clock featuring Saint Vincent de Paul entrusting a foundling to the care of a waiting Daughter of Charity. The clock movement was manufactured by Samuel…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on September 10, 2017 at 3:25pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the Week "Elaborate late 19th century Vincent holy card."



The Vincentiana Collection at DePaul University's Archives and Special Collections departments typically collects and adds several Vincent de Paul holy cards per week. This collecting has been going on for more than a decade, and there seems to be no end to the variety of these popular iconographic… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on August 11, 2017 at 3:41pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase: Crimean War Transferware Plate featuring the Sisters of Charity



The Vincentiana Collection of DePaul University's Archives and Special Collections recently purchased a mid-19th century transferware plate depicting the battlefield nursing of the Daughters of Charity during the Crimean War. The produce was Geoffroy and Sons in Gien. Beginning in the mid-19th century these… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on July 25, 2017 at 6:07pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Biography of Thomas A. Judge, C.M., to be published by Catholic University of America Press

Available: October 2017 Every Catholic An Apostle A Life of Thomas A. Judge, CM, 1868-1933 By William L Portier The Catholic University of America Press Born in Boston of immigrant parents, Thomas A. Judge, CM (1868-1933) preached up and down the east coast on the Vincentian mission band between 1903 and 1915.…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on July 24, 2017 at 10:05pm — No Comments

Vincentiana Purchase of the Week: "Cantate en l'Honneur du Bienheureux Francois-Regis Clet"



The Vincentiana Collection in Archives/Special Collections of DePaul University has recently acquired a copy of a cantata for four voices composed by "Mr. J.B. p.d.l.m." The work is dedicated to the then superior general of the Congregation of the Mission and the Company of the Daughters of Charity:… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on July 12, 2017 at 4:41pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the Week: 1859 English engraving of Daughters of Charity

It is interesting that this 1859 print by the English engraver Matthew James Lawless (1837-1864). Mis-identifies the Daughters of Charity as "Sisters of Mercy." The Daughters of Charity first came in England in 1847 so they were a relatively new feature on the English scene during the 19th century…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on June 8, 2017 at 9:05am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Carte de Visite: Jean-Baptiste Etienne c. 1870

The Vincentiana Collection of the Archives and Special Collections Department of DePaul University has acquired a carte-de-visite of Jean-Baptiste Etienne (1801-1874) the 14th superior general of the Congregation of the Mission and the Company of the Daughters of Charity. The image shows an elderly Etienne.…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on June 2, 2017 at 7:30am — No Comments

Forthcoming Publication Announcement "In Missouri's Wilds St. Mary of the Barrens and the American Catholic Church, 1818 to the present."



From the publisher Truman State University Press

"In 1818, a small group of Catholic clerics established a religious community in southeastern Missouri and opened a school, grounded in its European Vincentian roots but influenced by the isolation of its rural location. St. Mary's of the… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on April 19, 2017 at 10:39am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Publication of "Antoine Frederic Ozanam" by Raymond L. Sickinger



Raymond Sickinger’s biography of Antoine Frédéric Ozanam is more than a chronological account of Ozanam’s relatively brief but extraordinary life. It is also a comprehensive study of a man who touched many lives as a teacher, writer, and principal founder of the Society of St. Vincent de… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on April 13, 2017 at 9:18am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Revised edition of "Praying with Elizabeth Ann Seton" is published by the V.S.I.

By Margaret Alderman and Josephine Burns, D.C.

New edition edited by Betty Ann McNeil, D.C.

 

 

As the first saint to grow from the soil of the United States, Elizabeth Ann Seton holds a special place in the story of the…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on March 17, 2017 at 8:30pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Sr. Margaret Beaudette, S.C. dies. Distinguished Vincentian artist and sculptor

Sr. Margaret Beaudette, S.C.. of the New York Sisters of Charity died on Sunday, March 12, 2017. Sr. Margaret was a distinguished artist and sculptor whose work was widespread and enormously popular. One of her most famous statues is of Saint Vincent de Paul surrounded by students. Originally…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on March 14, 2017 at 1:39pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the Week Early 19th century transferware plate of Saint Vincent

The Vincentiana Collection in Archives and Special Collections at DePaul University's Richardson Library has recently acquired an early-19th century decorative transferware plate depicting Saint Vincent de Paul rescuing foundlings in the snow-covered streets. This types of decorative plates were very popular…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on March 13, 2017 at 4:50pm — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the Week. Rare 18th century images of Daughters of Charity

The Vincentiana Collections of the Archives and Special Collections Department of DePaul University's Richardson Library has recently acquired four very rare pre-revolutionary (18th century) hand-colored images depicting Daughters of Charity.  These images are small (approx. 2 by 3 inches).  The style of the sisters' habits, the printing font, and type of paper all suggest this dating.…

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Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on March 5, 2017 at 10:46am — No Comments

VHRN Newsnote: "Vincentiana Purchase of the Week: 1864 Descendants of Vincent de Paul's family



This rare carte-de-visite is a souvenir of the dedication of the saint's birthplace shrine in April 1864. The elderly woman seated on the step in the lower right hand of the picture was also featured in a separate photo as the oldest living… Continue

Added by Edward R. Udovic, C.M. on February 27, 2017 at 5:23pm — No Comments

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