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Clara Orban Ph.D.


DePaul University professor of French Clara Orban explains what students learn in the process of translating Frédéric Ozanam’s letters as part of their senior project in her translation course. A new translation of the letters is being prepared for publication by staff of the Vincentian Studies Institute; student translations assist in this effort. Many of the letters the students prepare were written by Ozanam between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five and provide them with a window into his student life. As such, they also allow the students to better relate to a key figure within the history of the Vincentian mission. Some preliminary translations are included with the article.