Rev. Cornelius “Neil” F. Kilty, OSFS
August 22, 1961
January 31, 1965
September 6, 1969
Faculty, Northeast Catholic High School, DeSales University, Father Judge High School; Chaplain, Sacred Heart Free Home for Incurable Cancer.
Sacred Heart Cancer Home, Germantown Philadelphia, PA
Pope Francis initiated a Year of Consecrated Life; what is your understanding of the vows of poverty, chastity, and obedience?
Small offerings which I can give to the Lord. The vows also are ways by which the Lord frees me to do his work.
Of the three vows, which do you see most connecting you to the people you serve?
Chastity. People who see a celibate who is happy and perhaps “normal.”
What gift do you see the Oblates, as religious men, bringing to the church and world?
The Oblates bring a different perspective of religious and spiritual life.
How does your commitment to a religious community impact your life?
Makes me set priorities – conscious of communal obligations.
What is your greatest hope for religious life in the church?
That religious life will grow and work within the Church.
What has been a surprise for you as you have lived as a religious?
I am happier as I grow older.
What excites you most about Pope Francis?