Love and politics in that order

The gift of Vinnies founder Frederic Ozanam was to maintain a single-minded focus without allowing the context within which he worked to be blurred. As the title of hihs new biography, Love and Politics, indicates he kept in sharp focus the faces of the poor. Faces make a claim on compassion and on practical love. He saw this practical love, and the Christian faith that motivated it, as central to the group he founded.