Rev. Paul H. Colloton, OSFS

First Profession:
August 18, 1985

Final Profession:
September 3, 1988

May 12, 1990

Present Ministry:
Campus Chaplain and Director of Campus Ministry, Ohio Dominican University

Personality by Pixels

What was a favorite course you had in school, from grade school thru grad school?
Seminar - Liturgical History.

Why is Salesian gentleness so important to you?
Our world is so full of anger and bullying that our gentleness can be a corrective that invites dialogue, heart to heart, that can move hearts and mend and change behavior.

If you were asked to select a motto by which to live - other than De Sales' Live Jesus, what would it be?
Enflesh the Gospel.

What do you miss about living in a time when there was less technology?  Why?
There seemed to be more person to person contact and time spent together and less re-activeness to soundbites and partial news.

Pope Francis continues to both inspire and challenge.  What is most inspiring about him and what is most challenging?
Most inspiring:  He walks the talk of the whole Gospel.  Most challenging:  His model calls me to do the same, especially to be attentive to the least, the lost, and the last. 

Of all the gifts friends and family have given you, what is a favorite?
The gift of time spend together, of valuing being with one another.

On a bad day, how do you make it a little better?
I take time to walk alone with God, to take space and let God's voice call me to see the bigger picture and to remind me that I am not alone. God is with me.

What is a favorite Scripture quote or passage?
From the Canticle of Zechariah:  In the tender compassion of our God, the Dawn from on High shall break upon us.