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Vincentian Heritage Bookstore

Beginning in the late 1980s, the Institute received increasing numbers of inquiries concerning the availability of back issues of our publications, Vincentian titles released by other publishers, and Vincentian Heritage art, post cards, medals, posters, and other devotional items. In 1995, after moving to Chicago, the Institute began bookstore operations, collaborating with a variety of outsourcing options. Today, the Seton Heritage Bookstore in collaboration with the Vincentian Studies Institute, manages an online Vincentian Heritage department as a part of their bookstore located at the National Shrine of Elizabeth Seton in Emmitsburg, Maryland.

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Maupas du Tour
Henri de Maupas du Tour: The Funeral Oration for Vincent de Paul, 23 November 1660

Author: Rev. Edward R. Udovic, C.M.

Price: $29.99

Description: This book provides the first English translation of the funeral oration given by Henri de Maupas du Tour two months after Vincent de Paul’s death. The oration has a special importance as it was “the first public presentation of Monsieur Vincent’s life and works.” Rev. Udovic presents an enormous amount of original research about Henri de Maupas du Tour, the literary form of funeral orations, their sometimes political goals, and the canonization process of St. Vincent. I recommend this book highly to those who love Vincent de Paul and are eager to know more about this extraordinary period of history.

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daughter of chairty
Daughters of Charity: Women, Religious Mission, and Hospital Care in Los Angeles, 1856-1927

Author: Kristine Ashton Gunnell, Ph.D.

Price: $18.00

Description: The first women to incorporate a business in Los Angeles, the Daughters of Charity played a pivotal role in shaping the quality of health services for the county’s indigent sick. As hospitals transformed from social welfare institutions to medically oriented businesses in the late nineteenth-century, these Roman Catholic sisters developed innovative business strategies to retain their historic leadership position in the city’s hospital industry without relinquishing their religious commitment to care for the poor. This work provides new insights into women’s entrepreneurial activities and social advocacy work in the West, while documenting the rich heritage of a religious community and its impact on nursing history. Kristine Ashton Gunnell is a Research Scholar at UCLA’s Center for the Study of Women.

Daughters of Charity is an ideal supplemental text for a variety of history, women’s studies, and religion courses. Dr. Gunnell has created a guide with chapter summaries, discussion questions, and suggested resources to assist instructors in its use.

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The Vincentian's Vol. 3

Author: John Rybolt, C.M.

Price: $49.95

Description: The third book in a six-volume series that tells the story of the Congregation of the Mission; Vincentian priests and brothers who have worked to improve others’ spiritual and material welfare for almost four centuries. For the first time, modern readers have a thoroughly-researched history based on original documents and the studies of numerous scholars, past and present.

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