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Frederic Ozanam Lecture, featuring Matthieu Brejon de Lavergnée, Ph.D.: "Poverty and Relief in 19th Century Europe"

by Andrew Rea 4/3/2012 11:16:00 AM

Frederic OzanamPlease 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 Lavergnée, 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 History." 

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 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. 

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