Fifty years ago or so, you took a trip to Childs, Maryland
to see what life as an Oblate of St. Francis de Sales would be like. Most of us found out that it was a great life punctuated with prayers, hard work, studies, snowball fights, Sr. Jane's cooking and kissing the floor...... A considerable number of folks left right there!
The rest moved on to college, teaching, and more school. Somewhere along the line, a whole bunch more went our own way. Such is life. How about calling all of us "The Wild Geese" after the 19th Century Irish Catholics who joined Napoleon to fight against the English? In Latin that would be: "anseres a lacu abiti" - Geese who've flown the pond!
But we still made terrific friendships which deserved to be renewed. We've weathered a half century of adventures, successes, and failures. There's a lot of catching up to do.
***** Next reunion, Reunion V, is being planned
for 2019, July 11,12, and 13th. at Niagara University
in Lewiston, NY. *****
Please flip through the pages of our website and sign our guest book.
2012 Reunion II 2011 Reunion I
Malvern, PA Camp De Sales
Jim Douglas Bill Albe
Bill Maher Frank DeMilde
Ray McCracken Ron Kotz
Jim Murphy Mike Meloche
Art Nicoletti Bill Mittendorf
2015 Reunion III 2017 Reunion IV
Camp De Sales DeSales University
Brooklyn, MI Allentown, PA
Frank DeMilde Frank DeMilde
Ron Kotz Jim Gallagher
Bill Mittendorf Ron Kotz
Tim Pilat Ray McCracken
Tony Sutton Tim Pilat
Don Zurack Pat Wright