Rev. Edward F. Ogden, OSFS

Rev. Edward F. Ogden, OSFS

First Profession:
August 9, 1980

Final Profession:
November 12, 1988

Ordination:
June 27, 2013

Ministries: 
Faculty, Northeast Catholic High School, Bishop Ireton High School, Holy Name High School, Paul VI High School, Salesianum School; Principal, Nativity Preparatory School; Director of Formation; Chaplain, Georgetown Visitation; Pastor, St. Thomas More Oratory

Present Ministry:
Pastor – St. Thomas More Oratory                                                                                        
Catholic Campus Ministry – University of Delaware – Newark, DE

Personality by Pixels

How did you know you were called to your vocation?
My vocation has evolved over the years – 25 years as a brother – now as a priest – affirmation of the Spirit through them.

Who had the greatest influence on you becoming an Oblate and why?
Fr. James Greenfield, OSFS, has influenced my vocation as an Oblate and a priest.

What do you feel has been the greatest blessing in your life?
The gift of loving and lasting relationships.

What do you find most inspiring about our Catholic social teaching?
The gospel mandate – the preferrential option for the poor.

What captures your heart or imagination about the life of Jesus?
His willingness and ability to be inclusive and compassionate of God’s love and mercy.

How do you feel the Holy Spirit moving in the Church today?
The election of the new Pope, Francis, and the attention to the human person and simplicity.

What is your favorite Bible story or passage?
The Visitation of Mary and Elizabeth.

What is one skill you wish you had?
The ability to read music and to play a musical instrument, specifically the piano.