Newsnote: “Vincentiana purchase of the week: 6/5/2014”

 

This week’s featured purchase for the Vincentiana collection at the Special Collections and Archives Department of DePaul University’s Richardson Library features a mid-10th century French holy card featuring a Daughter of Charity serving the poor as an icon of charity.  This is from a series of these holy cards that reflect the public and ecclesial perception of the Daughters of Charity  as the personification of Christian and human charity.  This holy card features a Daughter making a home visit to a garret apartment where the mother of the family is ill in bed.  The sister prepares her medicine as she also cares for the woman’s children. The legend of the card reads: “The sister of St. Vincent de Paul: a missionary of charity.”

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