Date of publication: 23/07/2020

I, Frédéric…: Ozanam in his own words.


We are pleased to present the new book written by Fr. Ronald Ramson C.M. on Frédéric Ozanam. 

The Vincentian priest, also author of Praying with Frédéric Ozanam, brings a new approach to the main founder of our beloved Society of St. Vincent de Paul, and says that he did it “because I have such admiration for him”. 

187 years after Frédéric’s death, the author highlights therein the following features in Frédéric Ozanam’s life: 

  • The closeness of the Ozanam family; 
  • Frédéric’s spirituality; 
  • The founding of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul, along with six friends; 
  • His insights on a variety of subjects;
  • His fairy-tale marriage;
  • The last months of his life.

According to Fr Ronald Ramson, “I believe Ozanam ranks among the most remarkable individuals I have ever studied, a rare combination of intellectual genius and man of sanctity, an extremist in love”.