Monk influenced by Franciscans, Benedictines

Decades of teaching and pastoral ministry bring many fond memories and friends to Father Victor Gillespie, OSB, on his 50th anniversary of ordination. Forced by illness to retire in 2005, he remembers difficult times with no regrets and treasures his life in…

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Scranton pastor: Vocation ’grew gradually’

Looking back on 50 years of teaching and pastoral ministry, Benedictine Father Denis Soerries particularly values the give-and-take of community and work with children, who he says are "like creation in slow motion."…

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Msgr. Marczuk: 25 years, 493 baptisms and 11,396 Masses

Ordained in 1981, Msgr. Scott Marczuk has taken on many roles in the diocese, from pastor to judicial vicar to ’tour guide, curator, historian, media relations coordinator and behind-the-scenes production manager’ as rector of the Cathedral of St. Andrew.…

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