Vincentian Bibliography

Vincentian Bibliography


Saint Vincent de Paul ou la Charité en action

Published by Résiac. Collection « Flambeaux de la Foi »

Montsûrs, France, 2001, 288 pages

So much has been said about St. Vinncent that one can forget the strictly hisorical truth. With an authentic description, unanimously ratified in the preface by Bishop Ulrich, Archbishop of Chambery, and in the epilogue by Fr. Robert Maloney, the author restores it for us in this book about St. Vincent. A captive of pirates in North Africa, he belonged succesively to four different owners, without ever having any other Lord than Jesus Christ and Jesus Christ in each poor person. The author describes a humble St Vincent surrounded by the important people of this world. He was a giant in heart and soul in the middle of small people. A priest among prelates, he was a preacher of mercy. The light of his unfailing smile, a bit mischievous, which conquered hearts, and the fire of his glance.… We have that here! And what a blaze of charity!!


Vincent de Paul - L'amour à l'infini

Published by Médiaspaul, Paris, June 2000, 254 pages

The life of St. Vincent de Paul is bound up with the immense current of charity, which began with him and extended itself beyond the Catholic Church. Born near Dax in 1581, he knew a life of contrasts. A priest tested by doubts, guide of consciouses, organizer of help, evangelizer..., this man with a passion for Christ was also the founder of three ever-active works: the Congregation of the Mission, the Company of the Daughters of Charity, the International Association of Charities.

Four-hundred years later this Gascon, “inventive to infinity,” calls us, with today's means, to give life to the most deprived.

Msgr. Michel Dubost, in the preface to this book, states that the author rightly tries to show the relevance of St. Vincent. “This relevance can be summed up by a call to the revolution of Love and to that word which was attributed to him at the end of his life in reply to someone who asked him what he would have liked to have done that he did not do: “more.”


Um Místico da Missão, Vicente de Paulo

Publised by Santa Clara, Rio de Janeiro, 2001, 271 pages

“This small book is directed in a special way to the young students of the Congregation. It wishes to help to “provide reason” for their option of faith in the service of the poor, and also wishes to be useful to the confreres who are not so young and to all those who are inspired and cultivate the spirit of St. Vincent. Moreover, it wishes to recall, awaken, enrich, encourage towards an ever-greater fidelity to the charism of St. Vincent and to the spirit, which he implanted in the Church of God. In it, the foundational act, the option for the poor, the priorities, the gratuity, the identity of the Vincentian mission are studied. All the while, in all these dimensions, the mystical horizon which gave direction to the soul and the heart of the Founder is always in focus.” (Cf. Introduction of the author, pp.13-14).



1: Corrispondenza (1607-1639)

Published by CLV-Edizione Vincenziane, Roma, 2001

Recently, the first volume of the correspondence and writings of St. Vincent de Paul in Italian was published. The basic text for this translation is the “Opera Omnia” (Saint Vincent de Paul, Correspondance-Entretiens-Documents) published between the years 1921-1922 by Pierre Coste, C.M. (Librairie Lecoffre-Gabalda Editor, Paris), which in recent years has been enriched with the discovery of new letters and texts which have been integrated into the present Italian edition. The work, under the direction of Frs. Erminio Antonello, C.M. and Luigi Mezzadri, C.M. and with the help of the Italian provinces of the C.M. and the Daughters of Charity, is projected to be published in 12 volumes.


... Per chiostro le vie della città

L'identità di ieri e di sempre delle Figlie della Carità

Published by CLV - Edizioni Vincenziane, Roma, 2001, 141pages

“Fr. Vernaschi succeeds in situating the secularity of the Company as an important element within the entire framework of its identity. Faced with the task of revising the Constitutions, this book hopes to provide a timely collaboration, offered by a brother in St. Vincent who knows, loves and serves the Daughters of Charity, so that the work in which they are involved will be crowned with success.

The identity of the Company has been preserved throughout the four centuries of its existence. It remained faithful to the spirit and end of its founders' original project through the various changes which took place. Now, as the Company is seeking to renew itself and to express this same fidelity in today's culture, Fr. Vernaschi calls to mind that secularity is a characteristic of its identity.” (Cf. Presentation, by Fernando Quintano, C.M., Director General of the Daugthers of Charity, p. 6).


Light from the Depths of Jáchymov Concentration Camps

Published and printed by Michal Vaško, Ruová st. 22, Presov, Slovakia, 1996, 197pages (Translation by Mária Horvathová)

This book tells of the persecution of the Church in Slovakia and Bohemia during the socialist period. The book also recounts the life of Ján Havlik, a student of the Congregation of the Mission who spent 11 years in prison. One year after his release, he died from the illness contracted in prison. He was 37 years old. This book is dedicated to the memory of this confessor of the faith.


La maison de la Sainte Vierge

La vraie histoire de sa découverte

Istanbul, 1999, 231 pages

Fr. Eugène Poulin (1843-1920), a French Vincentian, was the principal of Sacred Heart School in Smyrna, which today is Izmir (Turkey). In 1891, he took part, along with his confrere, Fr. Jung, in seeking and finding, in the upper part of Ephesus, the house where the Virgin Mary lived at the end of her life. Tradition has it that the mother of Jesus followed the Apostle John into Asia Minor. His tomb stands at the entrance to Ephesus. This publication reproduces Fr. Poulin's notebooks relative to the discovery and to his efforts at demonstrating its historic value. The chapel of Meryem Ana is today a pilgrimage site, which Popes Paul VI and John Paul II visited.

(Yves Danjou, C.M.)

General Bibliography

SEVERAL AUTHORS, Abriendo la puerta del tercer milenio. A collection of texts from the meetings of the First General Assembly of the Vincentian Marian Youth (Rome, August 2000), the meeting of young Vincentians (Rome, August 2000), and the First General Assembly of MISEVI (Madrid, January 2001). Edited and distributed by: Secretariado Internacional de la JMV, Madrid, 2001. 299 pages.

BURDESSE, Giovanni, C.M., Magistero Pontificio alla Famiglia Vincenziana. Presentation by Msgr. Angelo Scola. Published by Libreria Editrice Vaticana, Vatican City, 2000, 170 pages.

CALVET, Jean, C.M., Saint Vincent de Paul (Translated into Chinese). Edited by the Chinese Province of the CM, Taipei, 2000, 320 pages.

CARCEL, Bernadette and CARCEL, Anne, Valfreury. La Vallée Fleurie. De l'an 800 à l'an 2000. Edited by Bernard Tardy, C.M., Rector of the Sanctuary of Valfreury. Printed by Imprimerie Forézienne, France, 2000, 125 pages.

CAVACECE, Rossana Anna Maria, Il sorano Giuseppe Rosati e il cammino della Chiesa cattolica negli Stati Uniti d'America. Published by Luciano, Naples, 1999, 174 pages.

CARBONIER, Jean, Les cent vingt martyrs de Chine canonisés le 1er octobre 2000. Collection « études et documents » - Missions Etrangères de Paris, Paris, 2000, 256 pages.

CEME, Liturgia de las horas de la Familia Vicenciana. Published by CEME, Salamanca, Spain, 1999, 298 pages.

CEME, San Vicente de Paúl y la oración. XXV Semana de Estudios Vicencianos. Published by CEME, Salamanca, Spain, 2000, 406 pages.

CEME, Sor Lucía Rogé (1919-1991). Escritos y alocuciones. Published by CEME, Salamanca, Spain, 2000, 655 pages.

CHIEROTTI, Luigi, C.M., P. Marcantonio Durando (1801-1880). Biografía. Third edition. Published by Sorriso Francescano, Genova, 2001, 565 pages.

CICCONE, Lino, La Vita Umana. Published by Ares, Milan, 2000, 363 pages.

COLLECTION, Le Nuove Costituzioni. 20 anni di vita. Published by CLV - Edizioni Vincenziane, Rome, 2000. 187 pages. (This book is an Italian translation of the studies on the New Constitutions of the CM, published in Vincentiana (July-October 2000). The work was carried out by Carlo Braga, C.M.)

COLLINS, PAT, C.M., Prayer in Practice. A Biblical Approach. Published by Orbis Books, New York, 2000, 246 pages.

__ Vi darò un cuore nuovo. Published by Il Dono, Mantova, Italy, 2000, 114 pages. (Translated from English by Seija Immonen Mattioli).

__ Agire con la fede. Published by Il Dono, Mantova, Italy, 2000, 157 pages (Translated from English by Maria Chiara Gentili).

CONTASSOT, Félix, C.M., Svätý Vincent de Paul. Sprievodca predstavených. (St. Vincent de Paul. Guide for Superiors). Translation from French to Slovak. Published by Vincentská kniznica, Bratislava, Slovakia, 1999, 161 pages.

D'ANDREA, M. B.; PISTONE, A. M.; SUMMA, R., San Giustino De Jacobis. “Dio mi ha dato questa vita per voi.” Published by Paolo Laurita, Potenza, Italy, 2000, 100 pages.

DINNAT, Claude, Sœur Rosalie Rendu ou l'Amour à l'œuvre dans le Paris du XIXeme siècle. Published by L'Harmattan, April 2001.

DUKAA Jan, C.M. (Editor), Nasza Przeszłość (Our past). No. 95. Studies on the history of the Church and Catholic culture in Poland. Vincentian Printers, Kraków, 2001, 531 pages.

EDEM IMEDIEDU Michael, C.M., Ubi Pauper Ibi Christus. The Motivating Principle of Saint Vincent de Paul's Charity in his Conferences to the Daughters of Charity. Doctoral thesis directed by Morand, sdb. Rome, 2000, 460 pages.

ELIZABETH BAYLEY SETON. Collected Writings. Volume I. Correspondence and Journals 1793-1808. Edited by Regina Bechtle, S.C. and Judith Metz, S.C. Published by New City Press, printed in Canada, 2000, 563 pages.

FAVEYRIAL, Jean-Claude, C.M. (1817-1893). Histoire de l'Albanie. Edition prepared and presented by Robert Elsie. Dukagjini Publishing House, Pejë, 2001, 426 pages.

FLANAGAN, Eamonn, Fullness of Life. Poems 1998 - 2000. Second edition. Ireland, 2000, 82 pages.

FRANCESCHINI, Claudia, Federico Ozanam e il suo tempo. Published by Il Mulino.

JULIÁ RIBOT, Miguel, C.M., En la Misión de Honduras. Published by Joan Taller Gràgic, Mallorca, 2000, 344 pages.

LANE, Thomas, C.M., The Cry of Christians. Tradition & Transition. Published by The Columba Press, Dublin, 2000, 256 pages.

MENICHELI, Giuseppe, Una carità in cammino. Contributo dei vincenziani all'azzione caritativa della Chiesa. Published by C.L.V. - Edizioni Vincenziane, Rome, 2000, 288 pages.

MEZZADRI, Luigi, C.M., El Seminario Romano. Storia di un'istituzione di cultura e di pietà. Presentation by Cardinal Camilo Ruini, Rome, 2001, 454 pages.

__ Storia della Chiesa. Tra medioevo ed epoca moderna. 1. Dalla crisi della Cristianità alle Riforme (1294-1492). Publised by CLV - Edizioni, Rome, 2001, 317 pages.

__ Storia della Chiesa. Tra medioevo ed epoca moderna. 2. Rinnovamenti, separazioni, missioni. Il Concilio di Trento (1492-1563). Published by CLV - Edizioni, Rome, 2001, 426 pages.

MEZZADRI, Luigi, C.M. and Francesca Onnis, Federico Ozanam. Se non ho carità, non sono niente. Published by San Paolo, Milan, 2000, 269 pages.

MILLER, Charles E., Liturgy for the People of God: Vol. 1. Foundations of Vatican II Liturgy (113 pages); Vol. 2. The Celebration of the Eucharist (194 pages); Vol. 3. Sacraments and Other Matters Liturgical (196 pages), Published by Alba House, Society of St. Paul, New York, 2001.

MURPHY, Frank, C.M. and McDONAGH, Cathleen (Compilers). Travellers. Citizen of Ireland. Our Challenge to an Intercultural Irish Society in the 21st Century. Published by The Parish of the Travelling People, Dublin, 2000, 232 pages.

PERSYN, Philippe, Monsieur Paul-Albert Faveau. Évêque Missionnaire en Chine (1886-1949). Printed in Belgium, April 2001, 128 pages.

PREDNASKY P., André Dodina C.M., Pariz. Spiritualitá SV. Vincence de Paul. Matice cyrilometodejska s. r. o. 1996, Olomouc, 1997, 85 pages.

PRIOR, Michel, C.M., Zionism and the State of Israel. A Moral Inquiry. Published by Routledge - Taylor and Francis Group, London, 1999, 291 pages.

__ The Bible and Colonialism. A Moral Critique. Published by Sheffield Academic Press, Sheffield, England, 1999, 342 pages.

PROVINCE DE PARIS, François-Regis Clet. Canonisation. Place Saint-Pierre, Rome. 1er. Octobre 2000. (A collection of articles with a biography of the saint, homilies, press releases, chronicle of the canonization, photos and extracts from the letters of the martyr.)

PUTHENTHAYIL, Francis, C.M., Societies of Apostolic Life. A Comparative Study Based on the Latin and Oriental Codes (With a Special Reference to the Congregation of the Mission). Extractum ex Dissertatione ad Doctoratum in Facultate Iure Canonico. Pontificia Universitas Urbaniana. Facultas Iuris Canonici, Balasore, India, 2001, 111 pages. (the complete text has 414 pages).

SALAMERO, Francisco, C.M., Doctrina Social de la Iglesia. Principios fundamentales. Published by La Milagrosa, Madrid, 2001, 208 pages.

St. Vincent de Paul. A Biography. Published by Melisende, London, 1999. A translation of the biography of St. Vincent de Paul by José María Román, C.M. by Sr. Joyce Howard, D.C.


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Carità e missione (Charity and Mission). A magazine of Vincentian studies and formation edited by Luigi Mezzadri, C.M., Published by Centro Liturgico Vincenziano, Rome (end of 2001).

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