– Writing to his students, Bl. Frederic wrote:
“Gentlemen, have faith in the era in which you are living. If you see that the old walls of Christian civilization fall down destroyed, trust that new, solid parapets will be raised for your protection and defense. For this civilization, which has cost a great deal for the Martyrs, Saints, and Popes to build will never perish. With these words of hope, I bid you goodbye.”
– Bl. Frederic Ozanam
– Lord, you are the God of all hope. When I feel tired or depressed, I will remember the great price you paid that I may have hope.