At 83, Fr. Bernie Falls in Love!

At 83, Fr. Bernie Falls in Love!

“After 60 years I found my true love,” said Fr. Bernie Rosinski, SCJ, as he began his successful defense of his thesis for a master’s degree in Scripture from Sacred Heart Seminary and School of Theology.

The “true love” he was referring to is Scripture. “It preoccupies me,” he said.  “There is no end to knowing about it.  You can learn more and more, but then you just find that there is more and more to learn.  No courses can lead one to its mysteries better than absolute meditation through devoted study.”

Fr. Bernie’s degree is the culmination of over four years of work.  At 79, with degrees from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, Georgetown University in Washington D.C., and a doctorate in education from Ball State University in Muncie, Ind., he decided it was time to work on one more…while in his retirement!

Despite tired eyes and the need for naps during the day, nothing could stop him from completing his program of study.  His motivation?  Interest and desire!  “Scripture is where God’s revelation to the human race is recorded,” he said.  “I want to learn more about his revelation and how to discern his word and meaning.”  He also admitted he did not want to risk the possibility of getting teased by his SCJ brothers if he had become a “drop out”.

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