Father Ed Udovic introduces yet another issue by highlighting little known quotes. “There is nothing good that does not meet with opposition, and it should not be valued any less because it encounters objections.”
This insightful statement by St. Vincent de Paul remains relevant today, yet, like so many of his words, is little known outside of scholarly circles.
The Vincentian Studies Institute of DePaul University is pleased to announce the debut of the ”What did Vincent say?” Vincent de Paul Quotes Site, an online database that makes his writings and teachings easy to explore. You can retrieve a half-remembered quotation by searching by phrase: search by keywords such as Leadership, Values, and Charity; or browse the quotations by the volume of his collected works. The site makes it simple to find a variety of quotes to
illustrate your brochure or presentation, prepare for activities such as a Vincentian Heritage Tour, or lay the groundwork for your own research and exploration of St. Vincent.
All the quotations come from 14 volume critical English edition of Correspondence, Conferences, Documents-originally compiled by Pierre Coste, C.M.
More than 15 DePaul University faculty and staff members volunteered their time and energy over the past year to comb through these volumes, identifying powerful and relevant quotations. Craig Miller, Josh Rogers, and Eralee Rivera from the College of Computing and Digital Media worked with staff from the Office of Mission and Values to organize the quotations and create the online site. The project was overseen by Scott Kelley from Mission and Values, Denise Mattson from the President’s
Office, and Kris Gallagher from Enrollment Management and Marketing, who first suggested the idea.
The web address for the site is: http://topaz.cstcis.cti.depaul.edu/quotes. The site can also be accessed through the comprehensive All Things Vincentian website portal at DePaul: http://library.depaul.edu/Find/allthingsvincentian/index.aspx.