Category: Special Collections and Archives

Book Cover that gives the title as La Virgen Mexicana with an image of Our Lady of Guadalupe with two angels and other decorative elements.

Rare Latin American Texts Donated to Special Collections and Archives

Donation from Rev. Stafford Poole, C.M. Adds Important Titles about the History of Religion, Mexico, and Our Lady of Guadalupe to SPCA Special Collections and Archives (SPCA) had just finished processing a large donation of books from Rev. Stafford Poole, C.M. to the DePaul University Library when the campus transitioned

Title page of the book Decretum Almae Universitatis Parisiensis

Saint Vincent’s Reading List: LXXV The Theology Faculty of the College of the Sorbonne

Decretum Almæ Universitatis Parisiensis. Anno salutis 1626, die XII. Kal. Majas Maturinensi, scribendo adfuerunt rector, Decani, Procuratories, Magistri, Universitas Studiorum. [Paris?]: [Publisher not identified], [1626?]  SpC. 273.7 S233tYu1626 The University of Paris, founded in 1150, is the second oldest of the great European medieval universities.  Arguably, it became the most

Title page of the edict.

Saint Vincent’s Reading List: LXXIV The Coronation of Louis XIV. June 25, 1654

Saint Vincent’s Reading List: LXXIV The Coronation of Louis XIV.  June 25, 1654  Lettre du Roy, A Monseigneur Le Mareschal de l’Hospital, Gouverneur de Paris; Sur son Sacre fait in la Ville de Rheims; Avec commandement de faire chanter le Te Deum en l’Eglise Nostre Dame de sa bonne Ville

Prayer in both French and Latin. Images show two women figures with halos holding swords.

Saint Vincent’s Reading List: LXXIII Vincent and the Tridentine Liturgy

Le Tableau de la Croix Representé dans les ceremonies de la Ste. Messe ensemble le tresor de la devotion aux soufrances de Ntre S.I.C. le tout enrichi de belles figures. A Paris, F. Mazot , ruë St. Denis pres St. SaveurAvec Privilege et Approbation, 1651.  SpC. 232.96 T113m1651 It must

Gutsy, Tenacious, Committed and Compassionate: Sr. Helen Prejean and National Catholic Sisters Week

National Catholic Sisters Week is celebrated March 8-14th, within the larger month-long spotlight of Women’s History Month, and kicked off by International Women’s Day on March 8th.   A 2016 study found that most Americans report positive perceptions of women religious, and a greater number said that their work is

Image showing the title page of Regle et constitutions des Religieuses de l'Ordre de N. Dame du Mont-Carmel, selon la reformation de Saincte Therese: pour les monasteres de son ordre en France, 1626. There is a woodcut of two nuns in prayer.

Saint Vincent’s Reading List: LXXII

Regle et Constitutions Des Religieuses de l’Ordre de N. Dame du Mont-Carmel, selon la reformation de Saincte Therese. Pour les Monasteres de son Ordre en France. A Lyon Chez Jaques Gavdion En rue Merciere, 1626 SpC. 255.97106 D611r 1626 Bref Discours De L’Abnegation Interieure Par Monsiegneur le Cardinal de Berulle, Superieur general

“The First Rainbow Coalition” Documentary is Now Streaming

The First Rainbow Coalition, a new documentary by filmmaker Ray Santisteban, focuses on the 1969 movement in Chicago where “activists from the Black Panthers, Young Lords, and Young Patriots united African Americans, Latinos, and poor whites to confront police brutality and unfair housing practices in one of America’s most segregated