V. Rev. James J. Greenfield, OSFS

V. Rev. James J. Greenfield, OSFS

First Profession: 
August 14, 1982

Final Profession: 
September 24, 1988

Ordination:
June 2, 1990

Ministries: Vocation Director; Chaplain, George Washington University; Director of Postulants; Assistant Provincial; Provincial, President, De Sales University.

Present Ministry:
President - De Sales University, Center Valley, PA

Personality by Pixels

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.