FREDERIC
OZANAM
A COMMITTED LAYMAN
200th
anniversary
of his birth
Frederic’s adult activity encompassed a short
period of time: 1822-1852.
He studied at the Royal College
in Lyons and even though he felt
more attracted to the study of
history than law, he orien...
He moved to Paris where he studied Law and Letters.
There he met the wise Ampere, who became a father
figure.
1831
As a result of his concern
for the social aspect and
for making his faith
effective, he established
with other students
(e...
He studied and obtained his
degree in law and letters.
1834, 1836 – 1839
He opened a small law office in Lyons,
but this lasted for a very brief period of time
1836
He became a professor of
Commercial Law
1839
In the month of June he married Amelia
Soulacroix.
1841
He became a professor of literature at the Sorbonne
and a tenured professor in 1844.
1841
Illness limited his ability to teach, but he
spent much time traveling and writing.
1846
He became a candidate for the National Assembly.
1848
Because of his health he retired from his
teaching position at the Sorbonne.
1852
As we can see, he engaged in many various
activities that revolved around the law:
studies, teaching, writing, and action ...
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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.

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Ozanam: A Committed Layman

  1. 1. FREDERIC OZANAM A COMMITTED LAYMAN 200th anniversary of his birth
  2. 2. Frederic’s adult activity encompassed a short period of time: 1822-1852.
  3. 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. 4. He moved to Paris where he studied Law and Letters. There he met the wise Ampere, who became a father figure. 1831
  5. 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. 6. He studied and obtained his degree in law and letters. 1834, 1836 – 1839
  7. 7. He opened a small law office in Lyons, but this lasted for a very brief period of time 1836
  8. 8. He became a professor of Commercial Law 1839
  9. 9. In the month of June he married Amelia Soulacroix. 1841
  10. 10. He became a professor of literature at the Sorbonne and a tenured professor in 1844. 1841
  11. 11. Illness limited his ability to teach, but he spent much time traveling and writing. 1846
  12. 12. He became a candidate for the National Assembly. 1848
  13. 13. Because of his health he retired from his teaching position at the Sorbonne. 1852
  14. 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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