On September 9th, at 11 a.m., at the Basilica of Virgen Milagrosa in Madrid, a Holy Mass for the feast day of Bl. Frédéric Ozanam was celebrated. This liturgical ceremony was attended by President General International, Renato Lima de Oliveira, and other CGI members who will take part in this year’s CGI Annual Meeting, which is being held in the capital of Spain, from 9th to 12th September.
In addition to this delegation of the International SSVP, the Eucharist in memory of Bl. Frédéric Ozanam was attended by members of several branches of the Vincentian Family, as well as members from the SSVP Spain, led by its National President, Juan Manuel Buergo.
We pray for a smooth running of Madrid’s Annual Meeting, and for the agreements and decisions to be made for a prosperous growth of the SSVP around the world. By the same token, we pray for a rapid canonisation of Fréderic Ozanam, and for all Vincentians of the world and the Vincentian Family, who have in Ozanam a true role model of Christian life in the service of the poorest.