Rev. Stanley J. Dombrowski, OSFS

Rev. Stanley J. Dombrowski, OSFS

First Profession:
August 11, 1979

Final Profession:
 April 20, 1982

Ordination:
May 21, 1983

Ministries:
Faculty, Padua Academy; Chaplain, St. Francis Hospital; Military Chaplain, Naval Medical Center, Marine Corps Recruit Depot; Pastor, St. Cecilia.

Present Ministry:
Pastor – Saint Cecilia Church – Diocese of Venice

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 sacrament of reconciliation. I’m not deserving of his forgiveness, but he never ceases offering it to me.

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?
By practicing the Salesian virtues of humility and gentleness.

What is the most recent book you read? Who was the author, and what did you think of it?
Journal of a Soul by St. John XXIII. It was very inspirational.

What is the most challenging dimension of Salesian Spirituality for you?
Being faithful to “Live Jesus”!

If you were pope, what would be one decision you would make to impact church in a life-giving way?
Allow divorced and remarried Catholics to receive the Eucharist.

What gives you joy as an Oblate of St. Francis de Sales?
The spirituality of our patron – St. Francis de Sales.

If someone were to write a biography of your life, what title would you give it?
He gave it his all!

Which person taught you a lesson that is especially valuable to you? What was the lesson?
St. Francis de Sales – “Be patient with others, but above all be patient with yourself.”