Rev. Robert G. Reece, OSFS

Rev. Robert G. Reece, OSFS

First Profession:
September 7, 1955

Final Profession:
November 27, 1958

February 6, 1965

Faculty, Father Judge High School, Bishop Ireton High School; Chaplain, Bernardine Franciscan Sisters

Present Ministry:
Retired – Villa de Sales Oblate Residence – Wyndmoor, PA

Personality by Pixels

What living person most reflects the joy of the Gospel for you?
Fr. Fred Smuda, OSFS.

Pope Francis is a Jesuit who chose the name of St. Francis of Assisi.  Some have said he pastorally resembles St. Francis de Sales.  What is Salesian about Pope Francis?
His kindness and gentleness and pastoral concern for all.

What is your favorite dimension of being an Oblate of St. Francis de Sales.
Community life.

How do you think Salesian gentleness can make a difference in the world?
It helps very much with our secular society.

What is the most recent book you read?  Would you recommend it?
“Crossing the Threshold of Hope” by Pope John Paul II.  I recommend it.  It is very Salesian.  He presents very well the dignity of each persona as an image of God.  He tells us “Be not afraid” if we depend on God to always do what is best for us.

Name an Oblate who taught you an important lesson that has remained with you.  What did he teach you?
Fr. Conmy – he taught us how to be a very good Oblate.

What advice would you give to a young person interested in religious life?
It is worth giving it a try.

How do you think religious life serves the church and world in a way that is unique from our brothers and sisters who are single, married, or diocesan priests?

The wealth of St. Francis de Sales.