Date/Place of Birth: June 5, 1936 in Lewiston, MN
Universities attended (date, degree): Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa (1954-56); Dominican House of Studies, River Forest, Illinois (1956-57); Ss. Peter & Paul Seminary, Ibadan, Nigeria (1971-75)
First vows: August 31, 1957 in Winona, Minnesota. Dispensation from simple vows in May 1958. Re-entry into the Order in April 1959 did second novitiate as Cooperator Brother in River Forest. Made simple profession on April 18, 1960 at St. Thomas Aquinas Priory, River Forest, Illinois.
Ordination: March 31, 1975 in Ibadan, Nigeria
Ministries served: River Forest, Cooperator Brother maintenance man: Dubuque, Iowa; Maintenance engineer at St. Rose Priory; Missionary Brother in Yelwa, Sokoto Diocese, Nigeria; Student Brother at Dominican Institute, Ibadan, Nigeria; after priestly ordination in 1975 I was Student Master for two years in Ibadan, Conventual Priory for 3 years at St. Thomas Aquinas Priory, Ibadan; then Chaplain at Ife University in Ile-Ife, Nigeria for eight and one-half years (1980-89). I was elected Provincial of the Vice-Province of St. Joseph the Worker, Nigeria and Ghana in April 1989, served four years. Prior at St. Thomas Aquinas priory Ibadan 1995-98.
Pastor at Our Lady of Fatima parish, Gusau, Sokoto Diocese from June 1998 to November 2001. Provincial syndic from Oct 2001 to July 2005, living in Lagos. Pastor at St. Jude parish, Mafoluku, Lagos January 2002 to July 2003. Prior at St. Dominic priory, Yaba January 2004 to January 2007. Assocciate Pastor at St. Dominic parish, Yaba 2005 to present.
Why did you choose to join the Dominicans? ? Community life and missionary work.