Blessed Frederic Ozanam
Blessed Frederic was born into a Catholic family at Milan, Italy. He received a good education. He studied law in Paris, took up journalism and contributed to a French Roman Catholic daily paper. He was awarded a Doctor of Law in 1836 and subsequently appointed Professor in Sorbonne.
It was during his studies, at the age of 20, that he founded, along with fellow students, the Society of St Vincent de Paul; the Society took the Blessed Virgin Mary and St Vincent de Paul as its Patrons. They received guidance from St Rosalie Rendu who, at that time, worked in the slums of Paris. Their initial work likewise focused on the Paris slums but, it rapidly spread to other parts of France and abroad.
The Society presently numbers about 700,000 members in some 148 countries worldwide. Pope John Paul II beatified Blessed Frederic in 1997.
Jesus said to his disciples, “Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied”. (Luke 6:21)
Hunger for what! Did Jesus mean food, the Holy Eucharist, helping others, happiness, …?
Answer:- all of them and many others but perhaps, “a hunger to meet Jesus, ” covers all possibilities.
Lord Jesus, may I always be thankful for the beautiful grace of hearing your Gospel.
A Prayer – Beatitudes
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteous sake, they shall be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the clean of heart for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.
Blessed are they who suffer persecution for justice’s sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Amen.
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Almighty God, thank you for this new day. Bless me and keep me safe.
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