Newsnote: “Vincentiana Purchase of the Week” Daughter of Charity = Icon of Charity

In the mid-19th century Jean-Baptiste Etienne, C.M., the superior general of the Daughters of Charity (1843-1874) was determined that the figure of the Sister of Charity would become the general symbol for all Catholic charity. This mid-19th century holy card depicts the accomplishment of this goal. This card was recently purchased for the Vincentiana Collection at Archives and Special Collections, DePaul University, Chicago, Illinois. This collection is the largest in the world.

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