Society of St. Vincent de Paul

Frederic Ozanam and Social Justice

In an article that originally appeared on the website Justice Matters Ireland, Sr. Claire Sweeney, DC, writes: According to Ozanam, social justice demands that all Christians be a leaven in society. Writing to Lallier in November 1836, he says: “…if the question which...

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...

Blessed Frederic Ozanam: Pioneer in Catholic Social Teaching

In this video, Rev. Aidan Rooney, C.M. takes us through Blessed Frederic and Catholic Social Teaching, principle by principle.

Frederic Ozanam’s Tactical Wisdom For Today’s Society

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.

Embracing (Systemic) Change – Tyranny of the moment

Embracing (Systemic) Change – Tyranny of the moment

Gary Stevens, National Council of the United States Society of St. Vincent de Paul writes the following report “Embracing (Systemic) Change” based on his experience recent workshop held by the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. One of insights that I gained was that it is hard for many people in poverty to move out of it when they are constantly dealing with one crisis after another (living in the “tyranny of the moment”).

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