Friday, February 17, 2023
Florida Catholic staff - Florida Catholic
MIAMI | Father Robert “Bob” Pagliari is not only a priest – he is the author of Holy Homework, a book he took on tour in January 2023.
“The talk was dynamic and truly enjoyable for the schools,” said Kerry DeBonis, resource teacher at St. Bonaventure School.
Father Bob is a Redemptorist priest who has worked as a teacher, professor, editor, and writer, among many other ministries. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and master’s degrees in speech, psychology, theology, and religious education, as well as a doctorate in communication. He has been a leader in ministering to special needs children and their parents.
“The message [of Father’s talk] was: We do homework for all aspects of our lives, but we forget to do the most important homework of all – holy homework, the most important homework,” DeBonis said.
She said “holy homework” includes “the importance of going to Mass every week”; forming good habits; having “FOG” (Faith, Optimism, and Gratitude); and “see[ing] ourselves in others.”
“He did a funny presentation where he wore sunglasses and had students look to see who they saw. They saw themselves, themselves in others,” she added.
Father Bob’s outreach was well received: He sold 600 books, 500 of which he signed.