Provinces, Videos and Other Links


Wilmington-Philadelphia Province
Toledo-Detroit Province
Generalate Website – Rome
France – Bénin Province
German-Speaking Province
Netherlands Province
Italian Province
South American & Caribbean Province
Southern African Region
Indian Mission


Life as an Oblate of St. Francis de Sales

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.

St. Francis de Sales – A Biography

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.

Fr. Joe Newman, OSFS

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, OSFS

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 Schodowski, OSFS

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. David Whalen, OSFS

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.

Fr. MD’s Kitchen Table

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.


Oblate Associate Facebook Page

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.

Embraced by God

Online store for Salesian books, the sacred artwork of Bro. Mickey McGrath, OSFS, and other Salesian materials.

North America Salesian Network

NASN connects Salesian organizations with one another and the world. Their website,, provides quick links to many Salesian organizations in North America.

The Salesian Center for Faith and Culture at DeSales University

This site has many wonderful resources and links to all things Salesian.

The International Commission for Salesian Studies

Newsletter of the ICSS – research, scholarship and reviews covering a wide range of Salesian topics.


Oblate Sisters of St. Francis de Sales
Visitation of Holy Mary – St. Jane de Chantal Gallery Community, Washington, DC
Visitation of Holy Mary – Toledo Monastery