The martyrdom suffered by the Daughters of Charity from Arras… suggests that the very existence of private charitable organizations could be profoundly threatening in the brave new world of the French Revolution.
Vincentian Family Blesseds
Blessed Marta Anna Wiecka, D.C.: selfless service during an epidemic
by .famvin | May 24, 2020 | Formation
Blessed Marta Anna Wiecka bravely served the sick.
Blessed Rosalie Rendu: Heroine at the Bedside of Cholera Victims
by Famvin Media Resources | May 17, 2020 | Formation
Blessed Rosalie Rendu, D.C. was able to control her emotions and remain calm and unshakeable as she organized relief services for her “beloved poor” struck down by disease.
Bl. Marguerite Rutan: Luminous Witness of Christ’s Love for the Poor
by Famvin Media Resources | Apr 8, 2016 | Formation
Tomorrow, April 9, is the anniversary of the death of Blessed Sr. Marguerite Rutan, D.C., a martyr of the French Revolution. Read a brief bio, see what people have said about her, and watch a YouTube on her life and legacy: Timeline of her life [box...
5 Minutes With Sr. Rosalie Rendu
by Famvin Media Resources | Feb 7, 2016 | Formation
Spend 5 minutes in quiet reflective thought about Blessed Sister Rosalie with this video based on her correspondence and the witness of her Sisters. You will soon see that she was sensitive to all suffering: “There is something that is choking me and takes away my...
February 7: Feast of Bl. Rosalie Rendu
by Famvin Media Resources | Feb 5, 2016 | Formation
From the age of reason, Jeanne [Sr. Rosalie] had thought of consecrating herself to God. None of the joys of the world attracted her. She wanted no part of its celebrations or glitter. At the same time, she felt drawn by its groans and misery. -Armand de Melun
February 1: Feast of the Martyrs of Angers
by Famvin Media Resources | Jan 31, 2016 | Formation
Reflect on the lives of two Daughters of Charity, martyred during the French Revolution: Sister Marie Ann Vaillot and Sister Odile Baumgarten.
A Prayer for and with Frédéric Ozanam
by Aidan R. Rooney, C.M. | Sep 9, 2015 | Formation, Spirituality and Spiritual Practice
...in the hope of obtaining a miracle through his intercession (watch in silence) https://youtu.be/BBnvmUyXeRo (pray each paragraph slowly) Lord, You made Blessed Frédéric Ozanam a witness of the Gospel, full of wonder at the mystery of the Church. You inspired him to...
“Praying” the litany of Bl. Frederic
by John Freund, CM | Sep 7, 2015 | Formation, Reflections, Society of St. Vincent de Paul
On this feast of Blessed Frederic Ozanam here is a suggestion for "praying" the litany of Bl. Frederic... Take a few minutes to prayerfully reflect on each of the titles in the following litany. A LITANY IN HONOR OF BLESSED FREDERIC OZANAM Lord, have mercy. Lord, have...
Frederic Ozanam on Building the Good Society
by John Freund, CM | Jun 30, 2015 | Formation
Given the profound questions Pope Francis is raising about our society it might be very instructive to take a few minutes to watch a series of videos in which Dr. Raymond Sickinger, Ph.D. leads discussion of a paper by Dr. David L. Gregory, Ph.D., entitled “Antoine...
Blessed Fredrick Ozanam “I am a Father!”
by John Freund, CM | Jun 21, 2015 | Formation
“After so many favors that were set down in my vocation in this world, a new blessing has come to me, to know the greatest joy probably it is possible to experience here below: I am a father!” –Blessed Frédéric Ozanam, in a letter to his friend Theophile Foisset, July...
“Reading” an Ozanam icon – Sr. Kieran Kneaves
by John Freund, CM | Apr 16, 2015 | News
Sr. Kieran Kneaves, DC, “reads” an icon of Frederic Ozanam in his academic robes making a home visit.