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About the Curator

The Many Faces of Vincent de Paul is guest curated by Rev. Edward R. Udovic.

Reverend Edward R. Udovic, C.M., Ph.D., is a Vincentian priest from the Western Province (U.S.A.) of the Congregation of the Mission. Ordained in 1984, he has a Doctorate in Church History from The Catholic University of America. He has written extensively in the area of Vincentian history, and has given presentations throughout the United States and internationally on Vincentian history, spirituality, mission effectiveness, and leadership. His particular research and teaching interests include the life and times of Saint Vincent de Paul, the post-revolutionary restoration of the Congregation of the Mission, and Vincentian material culture studies. In 2010, he served as Executive Producer and principal co-writer of the award-winning documentary: "Vincent de Paul: Charity's Saint." His latest work is a critical edition with translation and annotation of St. Vincent's Funeral Oration that was preached on November 21, 1660 by Bishop Henri de Maupas du Tour. This volume was published in April 2015 by the Vincentian Studies Institute of DePaul University. He is a Professor of History in the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences at DePaul University in Chicago.