The following video examines six elements that help spiritually form the members of the Society of St. Vincent de...
In this video, Rev. Aidan Rooney, C.M. takes us through Blessed Frederic and Catholic Social Teaching, principle by principle.
Excerpts from an article by Fr. Thomas McKenna, C.M. in which he examines Frédéric Ozanam’s conception of how a religious tradition should engage its surrounding society.
Part three of four on Almsgiving…a reflection on a full article by Ozanam, which is among Frederic’s most outstanding.
Part two of four on Almsgiving…a reflection on a full article by Ozanam, which is among Frederic’s most outstanding.
Over the next four weeks we are going to reflect on a full article by Ozanam, which is among Frederic’s most outstanding. On Almsgiving, Part 1.
The petrine ministry was never simple and the same could be said today. Let us esteem the ministry of those pontiffs who in the midst of complex times raised their voice and spoke clearly and fearlessly.
Les Miserables strikes a chord in Vincentians when they hear… To love another person is to see the face of God. Victor Hugo admired Vincent de Paul. He based the character of the Bishop on Vincent de Paul.
Frederic called upon young people to do whatever was in their power in order to alleviate social needs and to try to do good to some people.
What is progress for Frederic? To build a better world for all, with effort and sacrifice. It is not a great program for a politician, but it is the only possible program for a Christian.
Ozanam says, This [social] order rests on two virtues, justice and charity, Love and charity: are they the same? How do we try to promote justice?
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?