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A Kind Teacher, but also Fair and Severe #AnecdotesVF

Yet with all his kindness, his students had not found Frederic Ozanam an easy-going master. On the contrary, he was, as a Professor, exceptionally severe. As an examiner he gave no quarter. He so mistrusted his natural tendency to indulgence that conscientiousness...

The Bread of the Eucharist and the Bread of the Poor #AnecdotesVF

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...

How did Frederic Ozanam Visit the Poor? #AnecdotesVF

The service of the poor occupies such a prominent position in Ozanam's life that it becomes of interest to know how he performed it. It was essentially a service of love. His manner towards the poor was considerate and deferential as towards his equals. He invariably...

The Chest of Drawers of the Poor Family #AnecdotesVF

One New Year's Eve, Frederic Ozanam was telling his wife Amélie about a poor family who had known better days, but were now reduced to such shifts that they had been compelled to pledge a handsome chest of drawers, the last remnant that remained to them of former...
Frederic Ozanam and Spain #AnecdotesVF

Frederic Ozanam and Spain #AnecdotesVF

Frederic wanted to do the Camino de Santiago. One day, feeling in good health, he embarked with his wife and younger brother to Fuenterrabía, Irún and San Sebastián (Spain). It was October 22, 1852. Though the trip to Spain made him very tired, his desire to see Spain...

Ozanam and Money from Protestants #AnecdotesVF

Ozanam and Money from Protestants #AnecdotesVF

Frederic Ozanam was a staunch defender of the faith and the Catholic Church; but if some Protestants made him intermediary in the service of the poor, he was their grateful servant. Once, a young Protestant pastor, having gathered an amount of money among his...

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