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Ozanam: A Committed Layman
Ozanam: A Committed Layman
Ozanam: A Committed Layman
Ozanam: A Committed Layman
Ozanam: A Committed Layman
Ozanam: A Committed Layman
Ozanam: A Committed Layman
Ozanam: A Committed Layman
Ozanam: A Committed Layman
Ozanam: A Committed Layman
Ozanam: A Committed Layman
Ozanam: A Committed Layman
Ozanam: A Committed Layman
Ozanam: A Committed Layman
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Ozanam: A Committed Layman

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The life of Bl. Frederic Ozanam, founder of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

The life of Bl. Frederic Ozanam, founder of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.

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  • 1. FREDERIC OZANAM A COMMITTED LAYMAN 200th anniversary of his birth
  • 2. Frederic’s adult activity encompassed a short period of time: 1822-1852.
  • 3. He studied at the Royal College in Lyons and even though he felt more attracted to the study of history than law, he oriented his studies toward law because he did not want to disobey his father who had a great influence on him. 1822
  • 4. He moved to Paris where he studied Law and Letters. There he met the wise Ampere, who became a father figure. 1831
  • 5. As a result of his concern for the social aspect and for making his faith effective, he established with other students (especially Bailly) the Confraternity of Charity 1833
  • 6. He studied and obtained his degree in law and letters. 1834, 1836 – 1839
  • 7. He opened a small law office in Lyons, but this lasted for a very brief period of time 1836
  • 8. He became a professor of Commercial Law 1839
  • 9. In the month of June he married Amelia Soulacroix. 1841
  • 10. He became a professor of literature at the Sorbonne and a tenured professor in 1844. 1841
  • 11. Illness limited his ability to teach, but he spent much time traveling and writing. 1846
  • 12. He became a candidate for the National Assembly. 1848
  • 13. Because of his health he retired from his teaching position at the Sorbonne. 1852
  • 14. As we can see, he engaged in many various activities that revolved around the law: studies, teaching, writing, and action on behalf of the poor.

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