50 Years of Communicating

50th pulpit-2On Sunday, September 13th, our confrere and brother, John Freund CM gathered together his family and friends and celebrated the 50th anniversary of his ordination. In light of that significant event in his life, we, at and, want to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to John for his many years of service in the area of communication.

John’s concern about communication is not something new. Since the time of his ordination in the year 1965 John has been involved in various ministries that challenged him to hone his skills as a communicator. He was involved in seminary formation as a professor of theology. He also spent many years at Saint John’s University where he constantly explored new ways to communicate the subject matter of his courses to countless numbers of students. In addition to his ministry as a teacher he was also a marriage counselor which demanded preciseness with regard to communication. Finally, long before most of us ever thought of obtaining a personal computer, John was at work exploring the advantages and the possibilities of this new technology while at the same time discovering new ways to join the members of the Vincentian Family together in a network of communication.

It is because of his efforts, the efforts of his team, and the support of the last two superiors general that we are able to enjoy and utilize the numerous resources that are available and that are constantly being updated on He has constantly informed us about significant events and happenings within the Vincentian Family and during this year of collaboration we can appreciate and value more than ever before all the effort that has made these websites so valuable and so relevant.

Therefore, we say thank you, John and may God continue to bless you as you continue to challenge us in the area of technology and communication.


3 Responses to 50 Years of Communicating

  1. Deirdre Noonan October 2, 2015 at 2:58 pm #

    Well said Beth! And John, congratulations to a man of vision, a wonderful communicator and a friend! May the fruition of John’s vision of global communication, collaboration bring the Vincentian community ever closer and a gift to each of us that are subscribed and informed. Thank you all for the work you do, and may God continue to bless you John!!

  2. Tom McKenna October 2, 2015 at 9:41 pm #

    “Freundy” deserves all those congratulations and more…

  3. rolando delagoza October 5, 2015 at 2:26 am #

    Dear fellow Readers,

    I join all of you in celebrating the golden anniversary of Fr.Freund who spent the past fifty years “communicating” with all of us. Prayers and congratulations!

    In St.Vincent,

    Fr.Roland DelaGoza, CM