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Who is Ozanam?

Our residence is named after Frederic Ozanam, the founder of the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, who began working with the poor and needy in Paris over 175 years ago: His message is just as poignant today as it was 200 years ago

“The problem which divides people today is not a political problem, it is a social one. It is a matter of knowing who will get the upper hand, the spirit of selfishness or the spirit of sacrifice; whether society will go for ever increasing enjoyment and profit, or for everyone devoting themselves to the general good, and above all to the defense of the weakest.”

Blessed Frederic Ozanam, 1813-1853