Ducournau Archives

The Ducournau Archives  of the Eastern Province of the Congregation of the Mission plays a vital role in supporting current Provincial apostolates and maintaining a continuity with the past, present, and future apostolates of the Province.

Its mission is to collect, organize and preserve, and make available for research the official records of the Eastern Province of the Congregation of the Mission (1888 —) and those ancillary records and documents which pertain to its status within the worldwide Congregation of the Mission (1625 —) and the Vincentian Community in the United States  (1816 —).  It serves the members of the Vincentian Community and those qualified researchers outside the Community who have an interest in Vincentian history.

The name for the archives was chosen to memorialize Bro. Bertrand Ducournau, C.M., the first secretary of St. Vincent de Paul.  To this good Brother is owed much of what is extant of the charism left us by St. Vincent.

Rev. John W. Carven, C.M., Provincial Archivist, and Ms. Honey Jane Rodgers, Assistant Archivist, comprise the archivist staff.  The material with which they work comes from the Provincial Offices, the Superiors of various houses, and individual confreres.

Access to the archives is by appointment only, on weekdays from 10 to 3.

Points of contact:

Fr. Carven:

Ms. Rodgers: