Petition on behalf of CM Superior Vincent de Paul to Urban VIII, 1628-08-01, Paris

Title

Petition on behalf of CM Superior Vincent de Paul to Urban VIII, 1628-08-01, Paris

Subject

CM petitions
France (missions in)

Description

Second petition on behalf of CM requesting approval in 1628; it repeats the demands of the first petition and adds two new clauses (singled out in the PF notes on 62r). The additions underline that: a) the priests would do their work free of charge; and b) the superior would have powers of decision regarding the selection, dispatch, and dismissal of members from CM.
Date discussed 1628-09-25
Additional comments
The second 1628 petition for the approval of CM and the related letters of recommendation from the nuncio, king, and queen of France were not discussed together with the first petition on 22 August 1628, but two PF meetings later, on 25 September 1628, most likely because of post delays. Coppo wonders if Secretary Ingoli might have intentionally left aside these newer materials, even if they arrived before the 22 August congregation (see A. Coppo, 'Documenti inediti per la storia della Congregazione della Missione, presso l'archivio della S. C. 'De Propaganda Fide'', Annali della Missione 79:3-4 (1972), 37-65, here 50), but there is no evidence to that effect other than the relation showing that Ingoli had already reached a (negative) conclusion about the matter before the meeting of 22 August (see database item 10).

Creator

Vincent de Paul, Jean de la Salle, Jean Bécu, François du Coudray, Antoine Portail, Louis Callon, Jean Dehorgny, Joseph Brunet, Antoine Lucas

Source

APF SOCG 130, 60r-63v

Publisher

Main text in P. Coste, ed., Saint Vincent de Paul: correspondance, entretiens, documents (Paris: 1920-25), vol. 1, doc. 28.; note published and analyzed in A. Coppo, "Documenti inediti per la storia della Congregazione della Missione, presso l'archivio della S. C. 'De Propaganda Fide,''' Annali della Missione 79:3-4 (1972): 37-65, here 53-55. For minor discrepancies between the original and the text published by Coste, see the attached file.

Date

1628-08-01

Contributor

Addressed to Urban VIII

Relation

See for the letter from the nuncio to France to Cardinal Ludovisi, accompanying this petition: APF SOCG 130, 59r, 65v (database item 13).

Format

Original; signed; Latin note also in Latin

Language

Latin

Type

Petition

Identifier

14

Coverage

Origin: Paris
Destination: Rome

Citation

Vincent de Paul, Jean de la Salle, Jean Bécu, François du Coudray, Antoine Portail, Louis Callon, Jean Dehorgny, Joseph Brunet, Antoine Lucas, “Petition on behalf of CM Superior Vincent de Paul to Urban VIII, 1628-08-01, Paris,” Early Modern Documents: Sources and Resources for Historical Research, accessed October 16, 2019, https://earlymoderndocs.omeka.net/items/show/13854.

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