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A Vincentian Minute: Thoughts on Blessed Frederic Ozanam, Part 1

Fr. Aidan Rooney, C.M. presents a short video series on Blessed Frederic Ozanam, one of the principal thinkers of the Vincentian Way.

Frederic Ozanam and Vincentian Formation

The following video examines six elements that help spiritually form the members of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. The text is adapted from the article “Frédéric Ozanam: Systemic Thinking, and Systemic Change," by Raymond L. Sickinger, Ph.D. Vincentian Heritage...

A Vincentian Minute: 3 things about Blessed Frederic Ozanam

Fr. Aidan R. Rooney, C.M. presents: three things about Blessed Frederic Ozanam.

Imagine! Frederic Ozanam Addresses Congress

After viewing the presentation of Sr. Claire Sweeney, DC on Frederick Ozanam and Social Justice, I fantasized what he might say if he, like Pope Francis, were invited to address a joint session of Congress.

Ozanam – Pioneer and Prophet

Ozanam – Pioneer and Prophet

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….

Do you know poor people? Christ?

Do you know poor people? Christ?

"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...

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