Newsnote: “Vincentiana Purchase of the Week: Chapel of the Visitation Monastery in Paris” 12/21/2014

The Vincentiana Collection at the Archives and Special Collections Department at DePaul University recently purchased a series of contemporary prints illustrating the most famous Paris buildings of St. Vincent’s lifetime. Pictured above is the Baroque gem of the Chapel of the Visitation Monastery on the rue Saint-Antoine, designed by the architect Mansard, and constructed between 1632 and 1634. At this time Saint Vincent was serving as the monastery’s ecclesiastical superior. The print is taken from Jacques Francois Blondel’s mid-18th century volumes on classic Parisian architecture.