It was noticed by some of his friends that, after the general Communion at Notre Dame on Holy Thursday, Ozanam, instead of going straight home to his breakfast, disappeared in another direction. They watched him and found that he went first to the baker’s and then to a certain number of poor families, where he distributed loaves. He frequently ended his thanksgiving by an act of charity of this sort.

Taken from Kathleen O’Meara, “Frederic Ozanam, professor at the Sorbonne; his life and works”, Edinburgh: Edmonston and Douglas, 1876, chapter XVI.

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