Presentation based on an essay by Fr. Robert Maloney, C.M. on Saint Vincent de Paul’s vision for his Congregation of the Mission.
Frederic Ozanam lit a lamp of charity– the St. Vincent de Paul Society– in this world, the flame of which has shone with brilliancy ever since.
Slideshare presentation illustrating how Ozanam proclaimed the truth and served the poor in 19th century France. From a homily of Cardinal André XXIII.
The primary reason for the St. Vincent de Paul Society’s existence was and is to increase the holiness of its members, by service to those in need and by building deep friendships.
Blessed Louis-Joseph François, Blessed Jean-Henri Gruyer, Blessed Pierre-René Rogue, Blessed Jean-Charles Caron, and Blessed Nicolas Colin were martyred along with many others during the French Revolution on September 2 and 3, 1792 after they refused to take an oath that would have placed them under the authority of the state.