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Rev. Leon Bonikowski, OSFS

First Profession:
January 17, 1957

Final Profession:
January 29, 1960

Ordination:
October 30, 1965

Ministries:
Faculty, Father Judge High School; Missionary; Parochial Vicar, Sacred Heart and Our Lady of Light; Associate Mission Procurator.

Present Ministry:
Retired - Childs, MD

Personality by Pixels

What is your favorite church hymn?
Gift of Finest Wheat.

What book or film remains meaningful for you?  Why?
Mahat Ghandi.  What one person can do.

New Testament.  Jesus Christ changed the world.

How do you pray best?
With the daily "Magnificat" readings of the Holy Mass, lives of the saints, etc.

How do you think Salesian humility can make a difference in the world?
We think more of others needs than our own.  Supporting the poor, sick, needy we meet in daily life wherever we are on planet earth.

As Pope Francis calls all to live the Gospel with joy, what gives you joy as an Oblate?
Community life.  Working and traveling, learning daily about Jesus Christ, The Lord.  From the words of Fr. Buckley (Provincial and Superior General):  "Are you happy son!"  To be happy, joyful in your work as an Oblate always.

If a young man were to be inspired by your vocation, what would you hope would inspire him?
Come and see the Oblate way of life.