The Guinness World Records recently recognized Fr. Geoffrey Schneider, a 99-year-old Australian Jesuit, as the world’s oldest active teacher. He teaches religion and serves as chaplain at St. Aloysius College in Sydney. He says that his secret is “a mountain of patience. If things are going wrong, don’t start shouting. Just proceed quietly and things will settle down eventually.”
Joe Koczera, SJ, has more about Fr. Schneider on his blog. Here is a video profile. (Click here to see the video on YouTube.)
Sadly, Fr Schneider passed away recently (last quarter 2018), aged 106
He obviously doesn’t share my culture (smiles and chuckles. Loud ones).
How inspirational and what a beautiful tribute to one of God’s quiet servants!
I really appreciate the quote that you have included as it is good advise for everyone: He says that his secret is â€œa mountain of patience. If things are going wrong, donâ€™t start shouting. Just proceed quietly and things will settle down eventually.â€
Thanks for sharing this.