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.