Date of publication: 25/01/2020

Unveiling a Mosaic in Tribute to Blessed Frédéric Ozanam on the 175th Anniversary of the SSVP in the U.S.

Council General International

On Sunday, January 26, at 12.00 p.m. (UTC-5) at the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, in Washington (U.S.), the U.S. Vincentians will celebrate the 175th anniversary of the foundation of the SSVP in this country.

One of the main events to be held on this day will be the unveiling of a mosaic in honour of Blessed Frédéric Ozanam, a piece of art that will adorn the sacred space of the Basilica, where St. Vincent de Paul and St. Louise de Marillac are already depicted.

Please, find attached the letter written by our dear President General, the fellow member Renato Lima, to the SSVP’s national president in the U.S., the fellow member, Ralph Middlecamp, for this occasion, which will be read out during the celebration.

For a live broadcast of this Vincentian festival, check out the links below: