I consider myself the luckiest man in the world and I would not change a minute of my life.
Deacon Jim with Cardinal O’Connor
When Cardinal Eagan appointed me as the Spiritual Director of the Legion of Mary Curia of Staten Island, I was already the Spiritual Director of the Praesidium of Our Lady of Hope in the parish of St Teresa of the Child Jesus for several years.vvI did double duty from that time on.
To the best of my recollection, I was Spiritual Director of the Curia for 13 years. Bishop John O’Hara, who is now the Auxiliary Bishop of Staten Island was the pastor of St Teresa’s the entire time. Attached is a letter of support from him in relation to my National Prayer Mission to Spread Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration. At that time, he had lower Manhattan and Staten Island as his territory.