Please join the Office of Mission and Values for the annual
Frederic Ozanam Lecture, on Tuesday, April 10.
This spring, the lecture features Matthieu Brejon de
Ph.D., from the Sorbonne, who will present "Poverty and Relief in 19th
Century Europe: New Approaches to The Society of Saint Vincent de Paul’s
Dr. Brejon will discuss the rapid success and expansion of
the Society of St. Vincent de Paul at its inception, the conflicts and
challenges as it expanded, and how the Society cared for the poor and sought
answers for a great spiritual need.
When: Tuesday, April 10, 2012
5:00PM Welcome and reception
5:30PM Presentation and discussion
Where: Richardson Library, room 115
To RSVP to this event, please email AFARRELL@depaul.edu or call (312)362-8822.
Blessed Frederic Ozanam (1813-1853) was a professor at the Sorbonne, where his inspiration to bridge learning and faith led him to put words into action. He became a leader and defender of religion, truth, and justice, lending voice to the underprivileged and oppressed, and founded the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in 1833. Today, the Society is active in 142 countries, with approximately 700,000 members worldwide.