Mike Hayes with 7 reasons we are thankful for Pope Francis. Why we are grateful for the special people in the Vincentian Family Vincent, Louise, Frederic, Catherine, Elizabeth, etc.
As Americans prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving remember there is a prehistory or “prequel” of Thanksgiving rooted deeply in Christian tradition and echoed in Vincentian heritage.
“What is your Church doing now for those who are poor?” Frederic Ozanam and the Society of St. Vincent dePaul has been answering that question for almost 200 years.
Would you spend an hour with the current successor to Frederic Ozanam? Michael Thio stands in a long line of Vincentians who have inspired and guided generations who accept the challenges that Frederic Ozanam and the first group of Vincentian volunteers confronted in their commitment to “do something” about the poverty, sickness and squalor found in the ghettos of Paris during the 1800s.
When I saw the following quote on an Irish Catholic website I thought so much for the dangers of associating with Catholic intellectuals and Nuns.