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Vincentian Bicentennial Exhibit


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Vincentian Bicentennial Exhibit


To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Congregation of the Mission’s work in the United States, DePaul University Library, with the assistance of DePaul’s Office of Mission and Values, presents The Bicentennial Celebration of the Vincentians in America: An Exhibition at the John T. Richardson Library. The exhibition will run from September 2016 through March 2017, and encompasses two separate installations. The first, God as Compass, Rudder, and Pilot: the Missionary as a Pioneer, details the journey the Vincentian missionaries took, from its beginnings in Rome in 1815 to the company's eventual settlement at St. Mary's of the Barrens in the Missouri Territory in 1818. Its sister installation is Knowledge and Salvation: the Missionary as a Man of the Enlightenment, which explores books from the library of these first American Vincentians and the influence of the Enlightenment on the missionaries. The exhibit includes books, correspondence, artifacts, and maps, and acknowledges the religious vocations and motivations of the Vincentian missionaries while contextualizing their place within the larger arena of American history.

A small digital exhibit highlights selections from God as Compass, Rudder, and Pilot: the Missionary as a Pioneer, with more images and descriptive text in the exhibit catalog available in DePaul's institutional repository, Via Sapientiae. Any questions or comments on the exhibit may be directed to exhibit curator Andrew Rea at [email protected].

Copyright Notice:
Copyright to these images is held by DePaul University Libraries and they are used here with permission.