Monday, June 7, 2010

From Chef To Ordination As A Jesuit Priest

The Rev. Robert Pecoraro will be one of two Jesuit priests ordained by Archbishop Timothy Dolan at Fordham University Church (pictured) ordon June 12, 10:30 a.m. Father Pecoraro, 43, was born on Staten Island and is the older of the two sons of Geraldine and the late Robert Pecoraro. He grew up in Rosebank, graduated from Monsignor Farrell High School and earned a bachelor’s degree in food systems management from New York College at Buffalo. For years, he worked as a private-sector chef, culinary instructor and restaurant consultant. He taught at the New York School for Food and Hotel Management in Manhattan. But it was a job running the food service department at Mount Manresa in Fort Wadsworth at age 31 that deepened his spiritual journey. “I helped with the retreats and it became more and more evident that I wasn’t just supposed to help out with the Jesuits, but be a Jesuit,”
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