Rev. Patrick J. Kifolo, OSFS

Rev. Patrick J. Kifolo, OSFS

First Profession:
July 15, 2001

Final Profession:
October 9, 2004

January 20, 2007

Parochial Vicar; St. John Neumann; Faculty/School Minister, Salesianum School; Chaplain, Georgetown Visitation

Present Ministry:
Chaplain, Georgetown Visitation – Archdiocese of Washington.

Personality by Pixels

Pope Francis has called for a jubilee Year of Mercy. How do you experience the mercy of God in your life?
Through the Oblates I live and work with.

With many experience of violence in the world and in our country, what is one way that you see Salesian gentleness as a healing agent?
It serves as witness of attending to others – putting another’s needs before our own.

What is the most recent book you read? Who was the author, and what did you think of it?                                                                                                                 Orphans of Chaos by John C. Wright.  I kept reading it to finish it, if that say anything about what I thought of it.

What is the most challenging dimension of Salesian Spirituality for you?
Being attentive to God’s will over my own.

If you were pope, what would be one decision you would make to impact church in a life-giving way?
Highlight the presence and work of women in the Church.

What gives you joy as an Oblate of St. Francis de Sales?
The opportunity to share Salesian Spirituality with people who need it.

If someone were to write a biography of your life, what title would you give it?
“Sweet Jesus!”

Which person taught you a lesson that is especially valuable to you? What was the lesson?
Brian Magargal (teacher at Salesianum) and Chris Beretta taught me the value of brain storming ideas.