Frederic Ozanam’s life and work are explored in detail. He provides an example of how spirituality is “the lived Gospel in response to a contemporary cultural situation.” His life was a combination of ideas and action; as a writer and professor, he was an apologist for the Church and sought to prove that Providence and Christianity were responsible for humanity’s advances throughout history. He put his faith into practice, founding the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul to serve the poor. To him, charity was the way to reach lapsed Catholics and to establish an egalitarian society. This article is a condensation of Shaun McCarty’s pamphlet of the same name.
Easterly, Frederick J. C.M.
"Frédérick Ozanam, A Layman For Now,"
Vincentian Heritage Journal: Vol. 4
, Article 4.
Available at: https://via.library.depaul.edu/vhj/vol4/iss2/4