Rev. William J. Keech, OSFS

Rev. William J. Keech, OSFS

First Profession:
 September 8, 1948

Final Profession:
October 8, 1951

Ordination:
June 8, 1957

Ministries:
Faculty, Salesianum School; Director of Vocations; Parochial Vicar, St. Anthony of Padua; Pastor, St. Cecilia; Development Office

Present Ministry:
Retired – Salesianum Oblate Residence – Wilmington, DE

Personality by Pixels

What living person most reflects the joy of the Gospel for you?
The Provincial, Fr. James Greenfield.

Pope Francis is a Jesuit who chose the name of St. Francis of Assisi.  Some have said he pastorally resembles St. Francis de Sales.  What is Salesian about Pope Francis?
His gentleness.

What is your favorite dimension of being an Oblate of St. Francis de Sales?
Comradery and living in community.

How do you think Salesian gentleness can make a difference in the world?
Learn to love and hopefully overcome hate and violence.

What is the most recent book you read?  Would you recommend it?
365 Meditations with Pope St. John Paul II.  I would recommend it.

Name an Oblate who taught you an important lesson that has remained with you.  What did he teach you?
Fr. William Stahl, OSFS .  He taught me perseverance.

What advise could you give to a young person interested in religious life?
Follow the invitation of Christ and talk to a “seasoned” religious.

How do you think religious life serves the church and world in a way that is unique from our brothers and sisters who are single, married, or diocesan priests?
We are not burdened by the problems of economics, social life, etc