In the past 50 years the birth of my children has meant the most to me!
After graduation, I joined the army and spent two years in Denver,
Colorado. Five months after my discharge, I met a girl from Saint Aloysius
High School named Bobbie Delaney and married her. Went to night school
got my degree from Saint Peter's College and my Masters degree from
Fairleigh Dickinson University. We had seven children, three girls, and four
boys. They grew up and gave us 24 grandchildren. Most of my business
years were involved with IBM machines and computers. I started my own
company Micro Management Incorporated and retired at 54. After retirement
my wife and I decided to amicably separate. Since I was a third order
Franciscan since 1954, I decided to take up a Franciscan ministry. Eventually,
I started the Community of Saint Francis now located in Cambridge, MD.
After one year living at the Catholic Worker in Washington DC, one year with
Mother Teresa's Group in Washington DC, and one year helping to run a
parish in Ridgely, MD, we made full-time ministry caring for people with
HIV/AIDS. We opened a house in Cambridge MD. to provide hospice like
service to those patients who were seriously ill. At that time, you generally
had only four months after diagnosis. The mortality was great and our
concern was the care between the hospital and the grave. I was awarded the
1995 National Care Giver of the Year Award from the Family AIDS Networks,
(Mary Fisher's group). We had three houses and are down to one with a
different outreach philosophy.
The Community follows the rules of Saint Francis, takes care of those in
need regardless of their position or background. Maybe some fellows
Alumni/Alumna are potential community members. It would be great for
some retired members of our Alumni Association who would be interested
this type of calling. If so, they can call me at 410-221-6037.
608 Locust Street
Cambridge, MD 21613
Birthday: May 26
Married Bobbie Delaney in1955