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In this video, produced during the Year of Consecrated Life, Oblates share their reflections on community life, ministry, the evangelical counsels, and the joy of living the Gospel as professed members of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales. Filmed and edited by Sean Boyd.
Who is St. Francis de Sales? This short video introduces the innovative Missionary, Spiritual Writer, Bishop, Doctor of the Church, and Patron Saint of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales. Filmed and edited by Sean Boyd and narrated by Rev. Alexander Pocetto, O.S.F.S., Ph.D.
In this video, Fr. Jim Greenfield, OSFS, reflects on Living Jesus as an Oblate priest and as Provincial of the Wilmington-Philadelphia Province. Filmed and edited by Nathan Bridge.
Fr. Mark Hushen, OSFS, serves as President and CEO of Ashley Addition Treatment in Havre De Grace, MD. Fr. Hushen shares his experience and motivation for serving those suffering from alcohol and drug addition. Filmed and edited by Nathan Bridge of Archangel Media.
Fr. Joe Newman was ordained to in 2013 and is currently Director of Admissions and physics instructor at St. Francis de Sales School in Toledo, Ohio. Fr. Joe discusses his vocation as an Oblate priest and teacher. Filmed and edited by Nathan Bridge.
Fr. Geoff Rose entered the community in 1996 and was ordained in 2002. He is currently President of St. Francis de Sales School in Toledo, Ohio. In this video, Fr. Geoff shares his vocation story and his love of Christ and the spirituality of St. Francis de Sales. Filmed and edited by Nathan Bridge.
Bro. Joe ministers at DeSales University, Center Valley, PA. He is an integral part of the University’s mission. St. Francis de Sales once said education is the eighth Sacrament. It takes many hands to do this “Sacrament” well. Enjoy Bro. Joe’s story! Filmed and edited by Nathan Bridge.
Fr. Dave Whalen is currently pastor of St. Pius X parish in Toledo, Ohio and Latin teacher in the parish school. Past assignments include two terms as Provincial of the Toledo-Detroit Province and Director of the Basic Degree Program – St. Michael’s University, Toronto, Ontario. Filmed and edited by Nathan Bridge.
In August, 2015, five men professed vows of poverty, chastity and obedience as Oblates of St. Francis de Sales; Chris Allen, Jim Cummins and Joe McDaniel in Elkton, MD and Craig Irwin and Joe Katarsky in Toledo Ohio. Filmed and edited by Nathan Bridge.
St. Francis de Sales School – Toledo, Ohio had their third annual mission trip to Jamaica over Easter of 2016. Here are some of the highlights. Includes music composed and performed by Jesse Manibusan.
Homilies, Catholic teaching and interviews by Fr. Michael Depcik, OSFS, Chaplain for the Deaf – Archdiocese of Detroit. Fr. Mike is a graduate of St. Rita’s School for the Deaf, Gallaudet University, and SS. Cyril & Methodius Seminary. In very clear ASL (American Sign Language), Fr. Depcik shares his Sunday homilies, answers to questions on Catholic teaching, and descriptions of many wonderful saints. The more recent postings are interpreted in spoken English.
RECOMMENDED SALESIAN WEBSITES AND PUBLICATIONS
The frequently updated Oblate Associate Facebook page is the site to visit for associate news and to connect with other men discerning religious and priestly vocations.
Updated news from the Toledo-Detroit Province of the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales.
Online store for Salesian books, the sacred artwork of Bro. Mickey McGrath, OSFS, and other Salesian materials.
NASN connects Salesian organizations with one another and the world. Their website, SalesianSpirituality.com, provides quick links to many Salesian organizations in North America.
This site has many wonderful resources and links to all things Salesian.
Newsletter of the ICSS – research, scholarship and reviews covering a wide range of Salesian topics.
WOMEN’S CONGREGATIONS OF ST. FRANCIS DE SALESOblate Sisters of St. Francis de Sales Visitation of Holy Mary – St. Jane de Chantal Gallery Community, Washington, DC Visitation of Holy Mary – Toledo Monastery