Friday, April 26, 2013


Blessed Frederic Ozanam's 200th birthday mass and reception was celebrated Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at the Society's Los Angeles thrift store at 8:00 a.m.  60 people attended the mass, including Vincentians, shoppers and store and council employees.  At the end of the mass, participants sang "Happy Birthday" to Frederic while his cake was held up.  A fun reception was held afterword in the thrift store.  Happy 200th birthday Blessed Frederic!  Let us follow your example of drawing closer to God by drawing closer to the poor.
Photos: (Top) Society spiritual advisor Reverand Pedro Villarroya, executive director David Fields, board president Claire Padama, housing director Ron Mulvihill and Vincentian services director Catalina Miller sing "Happy Birthday" to Frederic.  (Bottom) Frederic's birthday cake.

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