Foundations of Catholic Social Teaching

Chapter 6: The Legacy of Frederic Ozanam


The Legacy of Frederic Ozanam Long Version

Film Focus Point: This program gives an overview of the life of Blessed Frederic Ozanam, the founder of the St. Vincent de Paul Society.

Text Focus Point: Pages 177-178

Discussion Questions:

  1. What does the narrator mean when she says, “Ozanam was always an activist in his soul?”
  2. How might the taunts by his university peers against religion have motivated Frederic’s attraction to the poor?
  3. What is Ozanam’s legacy? 

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