Celebrating the Bicentenary of the Birth of Frederic Ozanam In 2013, all over the world, Vincentians are celebrating the 200th Anniversary of the birth of Frederic Ozanam . To celebrate this time of special grace and blessing for the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, the National Office of the US is offering the following [...]
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The important role that Vincent gave to the laity shows him as a precursor of the Second Vatican Council. His teaching and practice echoed through the Blessed Frederic Ozanam and his influence on the development of the social doctrine of the Church and the Encyclical of Leo XIII. In the early 20th century it led [...]
The international website CGI news writes “For the occasion of the Bicentenary’s festivities, a solemn mass was celebrated at Notre-Dame on April, sunday 21 th, by Andre Vingt-trois….Here is an excerpt of his Homily. Brothers and Sisters, (…) During the 19th century, marked by the spiritual misery of believers, and the indifference or hostility of educated people [...]
The SVDP of England and Wales celebrated Frederic’s 200th anniversary with a a review of his legacy in Britain and around the world. Key Highlights of the SVP’s work are: The St Vincent de Paul Society (SVP) is an international society with branches in 148 countries and a total of 700,000 members worldwide The SVP [...]
Celebrate Frederic Ozanam’s 200th birthday by setting his picture as your phone’s wallpaper. To install: iPhone: View this webpage using your phone, and click on the blue button below that corresponds to your model of iPhone. (Or, simply scan one of the codes below). This will take you to the image of Frederic. Long-press on [...]
VinFormation offers two new presentations on Blessed Frederic. In the first, Frederic Ozanam: Social Justice Vision + Personal Action, we see how Ozanam defended the Truths of the Faith and assisted the poor in post-Revolutionary France, setting the stage for the Catholic Social Thought of today.
A NEW SVDP WEBSITE! The Society of St. Vincent dePaul offers a gift for the 200th anniversary of the birth of Blessed Frederic Ozanam. Even at this stage in development one can see the possibilities. For example an interactive map of where the Society serves. Go to the site to see the map in action. [...]
It has been a momentous week following the elections and installation of Pope Francis. The following posts were among the most visited on famvin.org Pope Francis and St. Vincent Cardinal Bergoglio’s Lenten Letter, 2013 Pope’s prayer for Cardinal electors A Vincentian reaction to Francis Pope Francis and Frederic Ozanam “Francis isn’t a name… it’s a [...]
In 1850 speaking to a Conference in Florence, Blessed Frederic Ozanam recalled the beginnings of the Society of St. Vincent dePaul: “Those reproaches were justified and we certainly deserved them. We therefore said to ourselves: Well then, let us set to work ! Let our actions be in tune with our Faith. But what can [...]
“I am sending you two young men. They are very enthusiastic about the practice of charity but they are young and impetuous and they need guidance” This is how one of the key figures in the founding of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul Emmanuel Bailly stated a concern to Rosalie Rendú. Something to [...]
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