Recent Acquisition: Mother Suzanne Guillemin, D.C. (1906-1968)

The Vincentiana Collection at the Archives/Special Collections Department of DePaul University’s Richardson Library has recently acquired a press photograph from September 30, 1964 showing Mother Suzanne Guillemin of the Daughters of Charity attending a session of the Second Vatican Council. Appointed by Pope John XIII, Mother Guillemin was among a number of heads of womens communities who were invited to the Council in a revolutionary act by the pope.  Interestingly this picture was taken only days after the Daughters of Charity switched from their traditional habit and cornette.

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