Apostle In A Top Hat Author:James Patrick Derum "Rich swine!" — The ragged slum inhabitant spat out his hatred as two young men passed him in the squalid Rue Mouffetard. for their top hats and flock coats identified them. In the Paris of the early 1800's, as the generally aloof and unfeeling upper classes. — He did not know that these two were even then on their way to bring help to the the s... more »ick and penniless. Nor that the younger would soon be uniting his Sorbonne fellow students into an organization whose members would personally and continuously aid the poor.
Frederic Ozanam's Society of St. Vincent de Paul would in his brief lifetime spread throughout France, throughout Europe, and to far lands. Today, its founding membership of seven has multiplied to 750,000 continuously serving the unfortunate in 112 nations around the globe.
This is the stirring story of a modest, gifted young leader who became one of Europe's most influential scholars--who championed the cause of the wage slaves of the early industrial age--who organized a brotherhood of charity intensely active in thougands of Catholic parishes throughout the world today.
This is the story of Frederic Ozanam, "apostle of charity." It will warm and win your heart.« less