IMG_0243A former Wall Street accountant, councilman, police chief and mayor, with a special enthusiasm for American History, Brother Spencer Tafuri has no shortage of stories to share with his junior high school religion students. Their questions seemingly take him off task until he cleverly works the content of his fascinating accounts back to the lesson of the day.

First to the school in the morning and often one of the last to leave, Brother Tafuri is the go-to person for a bit of tutoring, sharing some home or friend issues, or simply hanging out as he organizes various activities for the Campus Ministry and community service groups.

He helped the students at Christ Our King – Stella Maris in Mount Pleasant, SC to organize their own Edmund Rice Society, now one of the school’s more popular and socially engaged student leadership groups.

When asked if his story might be included, he wrote:

May I also suggest a sentence or two regarding the love and extreme satisfaction of serving God’s people in ministry, as well as the joy and fraternal love that I always had embrace me in community. 

Today, I am holding a Vocation Assembly with the Diocesan Vicar, the Director of Vocations, and one of my former students. Tomorrow, a vocation prayers service with several students before our assembly and then Mass. Let’s keep each other in our prayers.