Blessed Frédéric Ozanam

Saint of the Day for September 7

(April 23, 1813 – September 8, 1853)

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Blessed Frédéric Ozanam’s Story

A man convinced of the inestimable worth of each human being, Frédéric served the poor of Paris well, and drew others into serving the poor of the world. Through the Saint Vincent de Paul Society, which he founded, his work continues to the present day.

Frédéric was the fifth of Jean and Marie Ozanam’s 14 children, one of only three to reach adulthood. As a teenager he began having doubts about his religion. Reading and prayer did not seem to help, but long walking discussions with F…Read More