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Frederic Ozanam opens the door of faith

by | Jan 10, 2013 | Vincentian Family

Vinformation presents the fourth in its monthly series on the Year of Faith In Vincentian Family Perspectives… Frederic Ozanam opens the door to faith

“The problem which divides people today is not a political problem, it is a social one. It is a matter of knowing who will get the upper hand, the spirit of selfishness or the spirit of sacrifice; whether society will go for ever increasing enjoyment and profit, or for everyone devoting themselves to the general good, and above all to the defense of the weakest.”

“The saints were out of their minds when it came to love. Their love was limitless, embracing God, humanity, nature. […] And so, my dear friend, are we not going to do anything to become like those saints whom we love?”

“Because we are young, because we are not wealthy, we can more easily fill the role of mediators, which, as Christians, we should consider obligatory. That is the possible usefulness of our Society of St. Vincent de Paul.”

door-of-faith-ozanam284Continue to explore how Frederic Ozanam opens the door to faith for us with reflections on

  • The Power of Bl. Frederic’s Example for Today…
  • Bl. Frederic’s Truths of Faith…
  • The Year of Faith and the Life of Bl. Frederic
  • Defending the Faith
  • The Church and Bl. Frederic
  • Defense of the Church
  • Challenging the Status Quo; Ahead of His Time
  • Active Service
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