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

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.


Present Professor of History, DePaul University History Department
Present Academic Archivist: Vincentian Academic Archives, Congregation of the Mission: Western Province
Present Delegate for Archival Matters: DeAndreis-Rosati Memorial Archives, Congregation of the Mission: Western Province
Present Chair, Vincentian Endowment Fund, DePaul University
Present Senior Executive for University Mission, DePaul University
Present Vice President for Teaching and Learning Resources, DePaul University
Present Secretary, DePaul University

Curriculum Vitae


Honors and Awards

  • 2013: Primary Resource Teaching Award, Center for Research Libraries
  • 2007: Distinguished Alumni Award: DePaul University, University Ministry Department
  • 2001: Member of the National Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, DePaul University Chapter
  • 1997: Recipient of the "Bishop Thomas Shahan Prize for excellence in the study of Church History" awarded by the Faculty of the Department of Church History, School of Religious Studies, The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C.


  • Life and Times of Vincent de Paul
  • American Vincentians
  • Vincent de Paul and Women
  • Special Topics: Vincentian material culture
  • Catholicism in World History
  • History of Christianity: Reformation to the Present
  • History of the Congregation of the Mission


19891997 PhD, Church History, The Catholic University of America
19861989 M.A., Modern European History, St. Louis University
19791984 M.Div., DeAndreis Institute of Theology
19721976 B.A., DePaul University

Articles (18)

Books (3)

Recent Works (1)

Contributions to Books (6)