Articles for Vincentian Family Blesseds

Blessed Daughters of Charity, Martyrs of Arras and Dax (June 26)

The story of the Martyrs of Arras, based on “In the Footsteps of Vincent de Paul: a Guide to Vincentian France” by Father John E. Rybolt, C.M.

May 30: Blessed Marta Wiecka, D.C.

“The great things God does within a human soul are simple. Sanctity simply means love.” – Sr. Jozefa Watroba, D.C.

Blessed Giuseppina Nicoli, DC: a teacher of life, a messenger of love

There was a time, not so long ago, when a woman, full of enthusiasm and vocation for the weakest children of society, gave her life to educate a great generation of young people who, thanks to her, found the strength to change their lives.

Memorial of Blessed Lindalva Justo, Daughter of Charity (Video)

A Mass that was streamed live on Apr 9, 2021 from the martyrdom chapel located at the Dom Pedro II Shelter in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

Ozanam’s spiritual testament

Ozanam’s spiritual testament

Six months before Frederic Ozanam died on September 8, 1853 he wrote his final testament. FamVin has obtained, and translated a Powerpoint presentation from Peru of key elements of the final wishes. It is a moving experience to experience his thoughts via this presentation.

Bl. Frederic Ozanam: Family and Friends

Bl. Frederic Ozanam: Family and Friends

Fr Ron Ramson's new book on Blessed Frederic Ozanam is now available in hardcover, paperback, and eBook: HOSANNA! Blessed Frederic Ozanam: Family and Friends. In the book, Ron delves into the lives of family and friends who played significant roles in Blessed...

Why children need heroes

Why children need heroes

Caroline Myss writes on Why Children Need Heroes How about celebrating our heroes in faith and life... Children need heroes in their lives almost as much as they need their parents. I said "almost" but it's a close second. I realize that this may strike many people as...

Ozanam on being truly Catholic

Ozanam on being truly Catholic

In 1850 speaking to a Conference in Florence, Blessed Frederic Ozanam recalled the beginnings of the Society of St. Vincent dePaul: "Those reproaches were justified and we certainly deserved them. We therefore said to ourselves: Well then, let us set to work ! Let our...

The Faith of Frederic Ozanam

"Faith was the sacred fire for Frédéric.  It was both a virtue to be nourished and a gift to be shared.  It was a grace and a heritage in his life that made him justifiably proud and insistent in its public proclamation Faith gave him the nobility and the call to...

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