Fr Sylvester David OMI to Head US Theology School!
An SA priest is to succeed Southern Cross columnist Fr Ron Rolheiser as head of US theology school in SanAntonio, Texas.
A South African Oblate has been appointed to head a prestigious United States school of theology, succeeding Fr Ron Rolheiser OMI.
Fr Sylvester David OMI, currently vicar-general of Durban archdiocese and a former head of St Joseph’s Theological Institute in Cedara, KwaZulu-Natal, has been appointed president of the Oblate School of Theology (OST) in San Antonio, Texas.
Fr Rolheiser, whose column appears weekly in The Southern Cross, headed the OST for 23 years. He will remain in residence there.
Fr David will be the institution’s first African head when his renewable five-year term begins next year. His appointment followed two years of dialogue between the Oblates in the US and SA.
Fr David plans to move to San Antonio in January. Before he takes office, he will shadow Fr Rolheiser.