Rev. John F. McGinley, OSFS
August 22, 1960
October 7, 1964
October 26, 1968
Faculty, Bishop McDevitt High School; Treasurer/VP of Finance, VP of Continuing Education, De Sales University; Pastor, St. Anthony of Padua; Parochial Vicar, St. Jane Frances de Chantal.
Retired in Residence with Pastoral Ministry – Our Mother of Consolation Parish – Archdiocese of Philadelphia
Pope Francis has called for a jubilee Year of Mercy. How do you experience the mercy of God in your life?
In God’s forgiveness and love on a daily basis.
With many experience of violence in the world and in our country, what is one way that you see Salesian gentleness as a healing agent? In our sharing with and sympathy to victims.
What is the most recent book you read? Who was the author, and what did you think of it?
Life of Thomas Merton.
What is the most challenging dimension of Salesian Spirituality for you?
If you were pope, what would be one decision you would make to impact church in a life-giving way?
Follow Pope Francis’ example.
What gives you joy as an Oblate of St. Francis de Sales?
The joy of each member and their friendship.
If someone were to write a biography of your life, what title would you give it?
A happy way of life and sharing of the Father’s love.
Which person taught you a lesson that is especially valuable to you? What was the lesson?
St. Francis de Sales, “Ask for nothing, and refuse nothing.”