Blessed Frederic Ozanam Scholarship
Blessed Frederic Ozanam (1813 – 1853) was founder of St. Vincent de Paul. Frederic was a husband and father, professor and servant of the poor. He founded the Society of St. Vincent DePaul as a young student with others of the Sorbonne in Paris. Sister Rosalie Rendu, a Daughter of Charity, is considered a mentor of Frederic and the Society of St. Vincent de Paul as she taught the first members the art of helping the poor and the sick. Frederic’s writings on social justice anticipated the first encyclical of our modern times, Rerum Novarum.