Rev. James J. Greenfield, OSFS
August 14, 1982
September 24, 1988
June 2, 1990
Ministries: Vocation Director; Chaplain, George Washington University; Director of Postulants; Assistant Provincial; Provincial, President, De Sales University.
President - De Sales University, Center Valley, PA
What was a favorite course you had in school, from grade school thru grad school?
Political Philosophy - taught by Rev. Bernie Donohue, OSFS, while I was a politics student at Allentown College of St. Francis de Sales.
Why is Salesian gentleness so important to you?
Our world is so violent and turbulent - we need to learn best practices for gentleness.
If you were asked to select a motto by which to live - other than De Sales' Live Jesus, what would it be
Stay focused on what truly matters!
What do you miss about living in a time when there was less technology? Why?
I love living in this time.
Pope Francis continues to both inspire and challenge. What is most inspiring about him and what is most challenging?
I am most inspired by Pope Francis practicing what he preaches. I am most challenged by Pope Francis inviting priests and religions to be more authentic and genuine.
Of all the gifts friends and family have given you, what is a favorite?
My mom died on September 14, 2016 - I am so grateful I have saved many of the cards and notes she sent to me. I love reading them now.
On a bad day, how do you make it a little better?
Go for a run!
What is a favorite Scripture quote or passage?
"Without vision the people perish" from Proverbs.