Presenter Information

Edward R. Udovic C.M., Ph.D.


The origins, antecedents, initiatives, and projects of the Vincentian Studies Institute are described. The VSI started by serving the Double Family, but has led the way in serving the national and international Vincentian Family. It has also worked to develop collaboration with different groups within the Vincentian Family. The VSI’s purpose is to foster the study of Vincentian history and spirituality and to “promote a living interest in the Vincentian Heritage.” The article pays particular attention to the VSI’s publications and symposia. The VSI’s partnership with DePaul University, as the university strives to become “the premier international site for Vincentian Studies,” is also described.