Rev. Francis J. Rinaldi, OSFS

First Profession:
August 22, 1961

Final Profession:
January 31, 1965 

September 6, 1969

Faculty, Salesian High School, Northeast Catholic High School; Parochial Vicar, St. Peter, Mother Seton, Our Lady of Good Counsel, St. Catherine of Sienna, St. Paul, St. Anthony of Padua; Chaplain, St. Gertrude’s Monastery

Present Ministry:
Retired – part time ministry at St. Anthony of Padua Parish – Diocese of Wilmington

Personality by Pixels

Where did you first encounter the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales?
At Salesianum High School.

What experience of the Oblates led you to join the community?
These are men who gave their lives to the work of the Church.

In your experience, what makes the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales distinct?
Not striving to get something for themselves but for God and the Church.

In ten words or less, how would you sum up Salesian spirituality.
Being loved by God we bring that to others.

Who is your favorite historical figure? Why do you admire him/her?
St. Francis of Assisi who threw himself at Christ and held nothing back for himself.

What are some of your interests/hobbies?
Classical music, good food and drink, art.