Facebook Festival for Frederic’s Feast

This Wednesday 9th September we are celebrating the feast day of our Founder Blessed Frederic Ozanam with a sharing of pictures, quotes, stories and prayers on Facebook.

In these times where we cannot gather to celebrateFrederic Ozanam, this will hopefully go some way to providing a focus on this marvellous man, who he was and what he did.

Even if you don’t do Facebook you can still view the posts right here on our website – just scroll to the bottom of the main page. Alternatively search SSVP Scotland on Facebook or from any web browser click https://www.facebook.com/SSVPScot

At 2.30pm we’ll say the prayer for Blessed Frederic’s canonisation which hopefully as many as possible can join in with, wherever we are across Scotland. This will be very familiar to many from Conference meetings but the words are below.

“We thank You Lord, for all the blessings that You have given to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul and to its members. By Your Divine will, You have given our founder Frederic Ozanam that wondrous title of Blessed. May we be inspired by His example of love and service to follow you more closely.

Lord, continue to bless the Society, its works and its members and grant that one day, Blessed Frederic Ozanam will be raised to the altars of Your saints.

Blessed Frederic Ozanam

Pray for us.”