Rev. William J. Nessel, OSFS
September 10, 1947
September 10, 1950
June 9, 1956
Faculty, Father Judge High School, De Sales School of Theology; Campus Minister / Director of Pastoral Ministry Program, De Sales University; Founding Pastor, St. Francis de Sales, St. George; Pastor, Sacred Heart; National Assistant Director, De Sales Secular Institute
Retired, assist at Our Lady of Consolation Church
What was a favorite course you had in school, from grade school thru grad school?
Courses in Social Science and Law.
Why is Salesian gentleness so important to you?
It is a quality of both Jesus and Francis de Sales I am called to practice and gentleness is essential to good human relationships.
If you were to select a motto by which to live - other than De Sales' Live Jesus, what would it be?
Gentle and humble of heart.
What do you miss about living in a time when there was less technology? Why?
The simple style of human relationships.
Pope Francis continues to both inspire and challenge. What is most inspiring about him and what is most challenging?
His humility and continual personal openness to everyone.
Of all the gifts friends and family have given you, what is a favorite?
On a bad day, how do you make it a little better?
I know this too shall pass.
What is a favorite Scripture quote or passage?
Jesus' description of himself: "I am gentle and humble of heart."