Newsnote: Vincentiana Purchase of the week: Rare 19th century holy card of Vincent de Paul

This mid-to-late 19th century, color, holy card has an unusual depiction of St. Vincent on a battlefield

with confreres and a Daughter of Charity ministering in the background. This is no doubt inspired by a similar original 18th century painting from Saint-Lazare now in the parish church of Sainte-Marguerite in Paris. The legend at the bottom of the card reads: “St. Vincent communicated his spirit so well to his children that they braved famine and the plague to care for the wounded and dying.”
This card was recently acquired for the Vincentiana collection in the Archives and Special Collections Department of DePaul University’s John T. Richardson Library.