Rev. Alfred J. Smuda, OSFS
September 14, 1957
September 18, 1960
October 1, 1966
Faculty, Father Judge High School; Oblate Missions in Brazil and India
Pastor, Our Lady of the Seas
What was a favorite course you had in school, from grade school thru grad school?
History - "Civics" - Biology - Humanity (Art).
Why is Salesian gentleness so important to you?
Because it helps me live a better life. It puts a balance in my life.
If you were asked to select a motto by which to live - other than De Sales' Live Jesus, what would it be?
Be who you are and be that well!
What do you miss about living in a time when there was less technology? Why?
My life was much simpler. I was calmer ... I knew what was coming. I had more time to prepare.
Pope Francis continues to both inspire and challenge. What is most inspiring about him and what is most challenging?
Almost like Francis de Sales - even Fr. Brisson. I feel that he is my brother and I look up to him.
Of all the gifts friends and family have given you, what is a favorite?
Vocation - they have and still support me in my gift of a vocation. Vocation is a gift from God but my family and friends help me.
On a bad day, how do you make it a little better?
Calm down, take deep breaths, take a nap, listen to music, work on the outside (cut grass). I dig.
What is a favorite Scripture quote or passage?
Come to me all you that are burdened and I will refresh you. i am humble and gentle of heart.