Rare 18th century rule of the Ladies of Charity acquired

The Vincentiana Collection in Archives and Special Collections at DePaul University has acquired a rare 1754 edition of the rules for the Ladies of Charity in the parish of Saint-Severin in Paris. Saint-Severin is a parish that is still in existence and is located on the left bank of the Seine very near to the cathedral of Notre Dame. This later text will enable scholars to compare with earlier rules from a century before to trace the evolution of the Ladies during the Ancien Regime.

 

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