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The purpose of the Society is to form a group or association of mutual encouragement for young Catholics, where they...
It is easier to use an uplifting language, to fulfill certain positive precepts and to reject certain pleasures, than...
The VinFormation project of FamVin has posted a series of resources for the Feast of Bl. Frederic Ozanam (Sept. 9)
The month of September marks many milestones across the Vincentian Family. This is a wonderful time for us to reflect on the growing spirit of collaboration among the many branches of the Vincentian Family.
St. John’s University students have been invited and challenged to enter into the experience of Frederic Ozanam. Frederic to a Daughter of Charity, Rosalie Rendu, the Mother Theresa of his day, for help in finding God in the midst of so much suffering.
In “Pioneer and Prophet: Frédéric Ozanam’s Influence on Modern Catholic Social Theory” Dr. Thomas O’Brien writes “…this article is going to focus on two facets of Ozanam’s thought that will either directly influence, or indirectly prefigure seismic shifts in the way the Catholic Church thinks about itself and the social, political, and economic worlds it inhabits….
Hear the cries of our Vincentian youth – “Walk with us as we deepen our faith.” Rosalie Rendu, DC certainly did as she responded to Frederic and his college companions.
” Emmanuel and Sr. Rosalie BELIEVED, GUIDED and ENCOURAGED me to serve the poor. I encourage you to do the same with youth and young adults in your parish.” The more I learn of Frederick the more I realize he also challenges me to “pay it forward”!
Not many people can say that they have met a saint. For those who have, the experience profoundly impacts their lives.
Frederic Ozanam Stories collected by Sr. Claire Sweeney D.C. found on the website of the Vincentian Partnership for Social Justice.
"The great tragedy of the church is not that rich Christians do not care about the poor but that rich Christians do not know the poor." — Shane Claiborne Paraphrasing Roman 10:14 How can we encounter Christ in the poor if we do not know them? Vincent certainly...