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Interview with Raymond Sickinger

Mr. Raymond Sickinger is Professor of History and Chair of the Department of History and Classics at the Catholic University, “Providence College”, Rhode Island, USA. In 2017, he published a book entitled Antoine Frédéric Ozanam, considered by some critics as the "definitive biography on Ozanam in English"...

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The story of Frédéric Ozanam by the French Catholic radio station “Radio Notre-Dame” Part 2: Ozanam professor

Second broadcast about Ozanam, from Radio Notre Dame. Ozanam has become a teacher at the University. How did he manage to live his Catholic faith in a professional environment so deeply hostile to religion? In what way was he innovative in his commercial law course? Was Ozanam a liberal or a social Christian? The answers are in this second interview, an absolute must...

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The story of Frédéric Ozanam by the French Catholic radio station “Radio Notre-Dame” Part 1 : Ozanam’s youth and education

This is a transcription of the first of 3 broadcasts from the French Catholic radio station, Radio Notre-Dame, devoted to Frédéric Ozanam...

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The story of an expansion

This introduces us to the amazing story of the expansion of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul in the 19th century: How was the organisation able to develop at such a dizzying speed, in an often hostile environment? What problems did the members have to face?…