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.