Born: Superior Wis.
Joined the Missionaries: Entered Brunnerdale High School Seminary 1949; First Profession August 15, 1955; Definitive Incorporation August 15, 1958.
What drew you to the Missionaries of the Precious Blood? I wanted to be a fireman, a carpenter and a priest. I did not know the difference between a diocesan priest and a religious order priest. I never met a Precious Blood priest, but knew my neighbor was at Brunnerdale. I went there just because I knew someone. It had nothing to do with the Order or Precious Blood spirituality.
What is your current assignment? I am retired, living in my home town and helping with ministry in a five-parish cluster.
What is the most challenging aspect of your assignment?
Time – too much of it
What is the most rewarding aspect of your assignment?
Time – to help local parishes
What did you do before joining the Missionaries?
Grade School, delivered the local evening paper – one year at Cathedral High School
Aside from St. Gaspar, what are some of your favorite Saints?
Blessed Solanus Casey – he lived and worked in Superior
St. Teresa of Avila – very down to earth mystic
What is your favorite prayer?
And then a small personal prayer that I translated from one used by Teilhard de Chardin – My translation might not be correct, but I like my version of the prayers: “Jesus, be the world for me today. And let the world become more you through me. But let me become more you through the world.”
What is your favorite:
Book: The Bible
Movie: Sound of Music
Holiday: 4th of July
TV Show: Jeopardy
How much could you earn on Jeopardy?
Would you rather go skydiving or snorkeling?
Snorkeling (not scuba diving).