Rev. Thomas J. Hagan, OSFS

Rev. Thomas J. Hagan, OSFS

First Profession:
August 22, 1961

Final Profession:
October 25, 1964

September 6, 1969

Ministries: Faculty, Northeast Catholic High School; Campus Minister, Lafayette College; Co-Founder, Hands Together; Chaplain, Princeton University; Oblate Missionary

Present Ministry:
President – Hands Together – Haiti

Personality by Pixels

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

What experience of the Oblates let you to join the community?
They were teachers who were full of passion for teaching and had a genuine interest in their students.

In your experience, what makes the Oblates of St. Francis de Sales distinct?
In my experience, I found Oblates to be fully human and fully alive!

In ten words or less, how would you sum up Salesian spirituality?
Recognize the sacredness of the present moment.

Why should someone consider becoming an Oblate of St. Francis de Sales today?
The Oblate life has given me great happiness and inner peace.

Who is your favorite historical figure? Why do you admire him/her?
Nelson Mandela. He did not allow himself to be vindictive. He preached forgiveness.

What are some of your interests/hobbies?
My interest is in the possibility of change taking place in people who need positive change.