Date of publication: 05/02/2021

The Vincentian Family Fully Supports the Canonization of Bl. Frédéric Ozanam

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It’s so good to be with your family! It’s so good to live as a family! And even more, it’s so good to be fully supported by your family! This is how SSVP members feel about the VINCENTIAN FAMILY , which has recently embraced such a generous and meaningful gesture.

On December 2nd, 2020, the Vincentian Family Executive Committee (VFEC), bringing together world’s top leaders in a virtual meeting, approved a motion fully endorsing the cause of canonization of Bl. Antoine-Frédéric Ozanam, one of the seven founders of the SSVP, in the light of an alleged new miracle that is being examined by the Vatican.

In the official press release, the VFEC highlights Ozanam’s remarkable biography, as well as the virtues of this holy man and the importance of his eventual canonization for the SSVP, for the Vincentian Family, for the Church and for mankind. “We ask all members of the worldwide Vincentian Family to intensify their prayer for this noble cause”, concludes the note signed by Vincentian leaders.

“On behalf of all SSVP members worldwide, I would like to thank the leaders of the Vincentian Family who have endorsed this resolution, fully supporting the cause. This commitment is essential to further disseminate Ozanam’s devotion, who was a role model following in the footsteps of St. Vincent, and to enhance the role of the family in society”, stressed brother Renato Lima de Oliveira, the 16th President General.

In brother Ricardo Tavares’s words, Famvin Coordinator within the structure of the Council General, “…being part of the Family is a true gift from God and a great source of pride. The liaison between members of the SSVP and the Vincentian Family yields mutual benefits. It is a win-win situation. This defines the wealth of belonging to the Family, especially in the spiritual dimension”, stated brother Ricardo.

Click here to read the Vincentian Family’s resolution supporting Ozanam’s cause of canonization.