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.
Articles for Frederic Ozanam
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.
St. Vincent de Paul’s Ralph Middlecamp and Ray Sickinger on Catholic Faith Network Series “Encounter”
In this presentation, Frederic Ozanam defends the tradition of almsgiving in the face of criticism from the Socialists of his day.
“Youth are needed because of their boldness and audacity, even their imprudence. They provide us with new ideas and a new way of doing things that we had never imagined.” Frederic Ozanam
It is important that we see in this primitive text of Ozanam the passion preserved throughout his life when defending his convictions.
That bond, God that unites family in distance, comforts Frederic, gives him “strength and courage.” Did you wish family and friends a Merry Christmas?
Do we use music, as a means of evangelization, in our group, branch, parish, etc? Should we?