(We learn about those we serve)… “not from books nor from the public platform, but in climbing the stairs to the poor man’s garret, sitting by his bedside, feeling the same cold that pierces him.” Frederic Ozanam
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What can I do as an individual to help others cope with their fears and losses?
Looking at some of Frederic Ozanam’s experiences during the cholera pandemic of his time, we can draw many parallels with our situation today.
What do Pope Francis (2020), Pope Pius XI (1927) and Bl. Frederic Ozanam (1848) have in common?
A mosaic of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam, was dedicated during a special Mass at the Basilica.
The Blessed Frederic Ozanam Mosaic will be dedicated at the noon mass at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception on January 26.
Frederic never aspired to a position of leadership (but in reality, he was a leader) nor did he ever attempt to utilize his position for personal gain.
Frederic Ozanam lit a lamp of charity– the St. Vincent de Paul Society– in this world, the flame of which has shone with brilliancy ever since.
Slideshare presentation illustrating how Ozanam proclaimed the truth and served the poor in 19th century France. From a homily of Cardinal André XXIII.
The primary reason for the St. Vincent de Paul Society’s existence was and is to increase the holiness of its members, by service to those in need and by building deep friendships.
Did you know how Vincentian Family members who set the stage and later advised Pope Leo XIII’s 1891 landmark statement of catholic social teaching “Rerum Novarum” (New Things)?
It is always a great joy for me to speak about the dear brother Antoine Frederic Ozanam, one of the founders of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul.