15 Days of Prayer with Blessed Frédéric Ozanam

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15 Days of Prayer with Blessed Frédéric Ozanam

    About the book

    Translation by John E. Rybolt, C.M.

    Blessed Frédéric Ozanam is best known for founding the Conference of Charity which became the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul. His dream was to “encircle the globe in a network of charity,” and the Society continues to live by this mission, maintaining active memberships across five continents.

    15 Days of Prayer with Blessed Frédéric marks the 200th anniversary of Ozanam’s birth. Christian Verheyde selects writings that reflect the breadth of Ozanam’s interests, including his love for his family; his desire to proclaim the faith authentically; and his desire to reconcile science and religion, wealth and poverty, and believers and unbelievers. Following the format of the bestselling 15 Days of Prayer series, each meditation includes reflection questions – the perfect means of attending to Ozanam’s insistence that faith be put into action.

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    About the author

    Christian Verheyde, a member of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, has spent many years educating the public about the captivating figure of Frédéric Ozanam – a committed layman, a husband and father, a scholar at the service of the poor, and a man with a living faith and a concrete spirituality. Verheyde has been active since his youth in associations for the promotion of culture and charitable works. In 2002, together with his wife and a team of Vincentians, he founded the Frédéric Ozanam Welcome Center in Lille (France) which helps the most destitute.

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