If we had to summarize our mission and our priorities as followers of Vincent, Louise, Frederic, etc … in a few items, what would these be?
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Articles for Frederic Ozanam
Are you a Christian “from time to time” (maybe only at the Church, your group, community), or do you live your faith in all fields of your life?
On September 24th, the Feast of Our Lady of Ransom, the local phase (where a local diocese directs the process) of the inquiry on the alleged miracle ascribed to Bl. Antoine-Frédéric Ozanam was concluded after conducting a thorough 11-month investigation.
What holds me back from doing what I can? Do I pray that we live this heritage today?
It has been written of Frederic Ozanam: “While innovators wore themselves out with theories for changing the world, these young men set about climbing up to the floors where the misery of the poor hid.”
The juxtaposition of Labor Day (9/7) and the feast of Blessed Frederic (9/8) can give us much to pray about.
As in the days of Frederic, more than 150 years ago, our society is suffering a turbulent period of crisis and wars that discourage us.
The Origin of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul: Bringing together two worlds that did not know each other
This was the crisis situation in which 7 young men stood up and decided “to go to the margins”. This is a dramatic, very moving and very topical story, with many parallels between that period and our own.
Visit the tomb of Frederic Ozanam in this video from VinFlix. Commentary by Fr. Joseph Agostino, C.M.
“I want the sovereignty of the people. Since the people are constituted by the universality of free men, then, first of all, I want to sanction the natural rights of the person and the family.”
The explosion on 8/4 will be seared into the minds of every person in Lebanon. Beirut, with its estimated 300,000 homeless is almost already forgotten in world media.
I chose to write an “autobiography” of a man who never wrote an autobiography. 187 years after his death, I did this because I have such admiration for him.