Father Jacques DePaul Daley O.S.B.
1936 - 2015
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Father Jacques DePaul Daley, OSB, a monk of Saint Vincent Archabbey, Latrobe, died Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015.
Born in Detroit, Mich. on Jan. 8, 1936, he was the son of the late Roy Scarpace and Marjorie Daley Sherman, and stepson of the late Robert Sherman.
He is survived by his sister, Lynn Sherman Blaszkiewicz and her husband, Dennis, of Au Gres, Mich.
Father Jacques attended Guest Grade School in Detroit, Mich. and was a graduate of Coley High School, Detroit. He earned a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy from Saint Vincent College in 1966, and a master of divinity degree from Saint Vincent Seminary in 1971. He also earned a master's degree in French literature from Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vt. in 1972; a Diplome Superieur in French literature from La Sorbonne, Paris; a Licentiate in Spiritual Theology from the Pontifical Angelicum University, Rome, in 1989; and a doctorate of Sacred Theology from the Pontifical Angelicum University, Rome, in 1991.
He entered the monastic community of Saint Vincent Archabbey in 1964. He made simple profession of vows on July 11, 1965, and solemn profession of vows on July 11, 1968. He was ordained a priest in Saint Vincent Archabbey Basilica by the late Bishop William G. Connare of Greensburg on May 22, 1971.
Following completion of his doctoral studies on the writings and spirituality of Saint Therese of Lisieux, Father Jacques gave numerous retreats to religious communities and parishes throughout the United States. He was a spiritual director to many seminarians, priests and religious throughout Western Pennsylvania.
Father Jacques was well known for his work with Mother Angelica of the Eternal Word Television Network (EWTN) from 1995 to 2006. He was a regular guest on Mother Angelica's EWTN, where he served as host and commentator for three mini-series on Saint Therese of Lisieux, Saint Catherine of Siena and Saint Faustina. The three mini-series were filmed in France, Italy and Poland and were made available on DVD. Father Jacques also filmed a series on the Mysteries of the Rosary which was also issued by EWTN as a 4-disc DVD set.
Father Jacques appeared as a regular guest on "Mother Angelica Live," a weekly Wednesday evening interview with Mother Angelica serving as host. He also appeared with other EWTN guests, including Raymond Arroyo, the current news director and lead anchor of EWTN News.
Father Jacques also served the monastic community at Saint Vincent in a number of monastic assignments, which included monastic guestmaster (1965–1968); instructor in French and Religious Studies at Saint Vincent College, (1973–1977), and adjunct faculty member of Saint Vincent Seminary (1993-2011). His pastoral assignments included parochial vicar of Sacred Heart Church, St. Marys (1977–1980); associate pastor at Saint Louis d'Antin, Paris, France (1981–1983); and chaplain at Jeannette Memorial and Monsour Hospitals, Jeannette (1984–1986). From 1993-2014, Father Jacques served as chaplain at Excela Westmoreland Hospital.
Archabbot Douglas noted that "Father Jacques loved his special ministry to the sick and hospitalized. His outgoing and friendly personality enabled him to inspire hope in those who confronted disabling physical and mental challenges, or personal losses. He was greatly loved and will be greatly missed."
A Mass of Christian Burial for Father Jacques DePaul Daley, OSB will be celebrated on Wednesday, Oct. 28 in the Archabbey Basilica in Latrobe by Archabbot Douglas R. Nowicki, OSB, at 10:30 a.m., followed by the Rite of Committal at the Mary, Mother of Mercy Mausoleum Chapel at Saint Vincent Cemetery.
The body of Father Jacques will be received at 3 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 26, in the Elizabeth Roderick Center at Saint Vincent. Viewing will be held in the parlor of the Elizabeth Roderick Center on Monday, Oct. 26 from 3 to 5 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m., and on Tuesday, Oct. 27 from 3 to 5 p.m. The body of Father Jacques will be transferred to the Archabbey Basilica for the Vigil Service at 7:15 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 27.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Benedictine Health and Welfare Fund, Saint Vincent Archabbey, 300 Fraser Purchase Rd., Latrobe, PA 15650.

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Published in The Daily Press from Oct. 25 to Oct. 26, 2015.
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October 19, 2020
My mission—to make God loved—will begin after my death. I will spend my heaven doing good on earth. I will let fall a shower of roses." — Saint Thérèse...
Audrey & Paul Parkman
Friend
October 19, 2019
Eternal rest grant to him, O Lord; and let light perpetual shine upon him. May his soul, and the souls of all the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace.
Audrey & Paul Parkman
Friend
September 19, 2017
Fr.Daley pray for us. I was always mesmerized by your ewtn talks on St. Therese. Your knowledge and love of this saint was related with such joy and humor. You talks with Mother Angelica made Jesus someone I wanted to know,love and serve with your same enthusiasm. Your anecdotes,dry humor and sincere love of Jesus were inspiring. Your understated delivery of profound truths as well as your joy brought St. Therese and Our Lord to those,with an open heart, so alive. Thank you.
Beverly Demaro
September 3, 2016
DEAREST FATHER, NEXT MONTH WILL. BE. A YEAR. I WILL FOREVER MISS YOU. FOREVER IN MY HEART. PEOPLE NEVER KNEW THE REAL YOU. I WAS MOZT FORTUNATE TO. KNOW YOU. I WILL NEVER TARNISH. YOUR MEMORY BUT I AM HAPPY. YOU AND I WERE ONE
SiSTER VK DEVEAUX
August 4, 2016
SR VERONICA DEVOE
February 15, 2016
I THOUGHT OF YOU TODAY,BUT THAT IS NOTHING NEW. I THOUGHT OF YOU YESTERDAY AND THE DAY BEFORE THAT TOO. I THINK OF YOU IN SILENCE I OFTEN SPEAK. YOUR NAME ALL I HAVE IS MEMORIES AND A PICTURE IN A FRAME. YOUR MEMORY IS A KEEPSAKE FROM WHICH.I WILL. I WILL NEVER PART,,GOD HAS YOU IN HIS ARMS, BUT I HAVE YOU IN MY HEART.
FOREVER.
February 15, 2016
JAMES, HERE IT IS. FEBUARY. TIME MOVES ON IF ANYONE OUT THERE HAS A RING THAT FR.JACQUES WORE, I WOULD ASK FOR MERCY. FROM YOU AS IT WAS A RING I GAVE HIM AND IT WAS SUPPOSED TO RETURNED TO ME.. IN THE EVENT OF HIS DEATH. ALSO SEVERAL WATCHES. ITS A PLEA AS ITS ALL I HAVE LEFT. PLEASE IF YOU HAVE ANY OF THESE ITEMS CONTACT ME. kd1943@yahoo.com. GOD BLESS YOU.
SR. KATHLEEN DEVOE
January 24, 2016
DEAREST JAMES, I WROTE IN THIS BOOK WEEKS AGO. TELLING YOU IN A WAY THAT I'M.HAVING A VERY DIFFICULT TIME REALIZING THAT I WILL NEVER SHARE LAUGHTER WITH YOU AGAIN. AND REMEMBERING OUR FRIENDSHIP. YOU WOULD SAY TO ME ,, WE WILL SPEND ETERNITY TOGETHER. WE JOKED ABOUT WHO WOULD FIND WHO FIRST. BEING. A NUN. BOTH. BENEDICTINES. I WILL SEARCH..FOR YOU. EVERYTHING IS GRACE... RIP..MY FRIEND. BE WAITING AT THE GATE. FOR ME. YOU GAVE ME THE KEY WORD. I PRAY EACH DAY FOR YOUR REPOSE SOUL
January 23, 2016
SR. VRRONICA DEVOE
January 4, 2016
DEAREST JAMES. I AM HAVING A VERY DIFFICULT TIME EXCEPTING YOUR DEATH , AS WE SHARED A FRIENDSHIP THAT WAS FROM HEAVEN. YOU WERE THE EPITOMY.OF WHAT A BENEDICTINE.SHOULD BE. YOU HAVE COME TO ME IN MY DREAMS. YOU SPEAK TO ME AND ALL I CAN SAY IS I WILL SPEND ETERNITY.WITH YOU.. WE SHARED A MOST SACRED FRIENDSHIP.. I CHREISH THE ROSARY YOU GAVE ME FROM YOUR VIDEOS. ON THERESE.. MAY YOU SPEND TIME VISITING THOSE YOU LOVED AND LOST. YOU LOVED THE MOVIES. AND YOU LOVED THE STARS. INGRID BERGMAN. YOU WILL FOR HER LIVE IN MY HEART. I MISS YOU. AND FOREVER. HOLD YOU. IN MY HEART.
VERONICA. OSB DEVEAUX
December 25, 2015
TO MY. DEAREST FRIEND. IN THE WORLD. I LIGHT THIS CANDLE. TO FOREVER KEEP YOUR MEMORY. ALIVE.
SR.VERONICA. DEVOE
December 6, 2015
DR...JACQUES MAY YOUR HUMOR AND YOUR LOVE FOR OTHERS. CONTINUE IN HEAVEN. LOOK DOWN UPON US AND KEEP US SAFE AND BE MY GUARDAN ANGEL. REST IN PEACE
SR. VERONICA DEVOE
December 4, 2015
JACQUES DALEY
December 4, 2015
DR JACQUES DEPAUL DALEY WILL BE MISSED AS HE WAS A DEVOTED FRIEND FOR YEARS HE WAS A SPIRITUAL MENTOR AND WE SHARED. A FRIENDSHIP THAT I WILL TAKE TO MY GRAVE.
REST IN PEACE MY .FRIEND. SADLY MISSED
YOUR FRIEND IN JESUS AND MARY
SR. VERONICA. MARIA. OSB
November 2, 2015
My husband and I would like to send our prayers and condolences at the passing of a good friend Fr. Jim. We are from Michigan originally and we good friends with his entire family. Fr Jim was one of the of the priests who participated in our nuptials 42 years ago.
Our deepest sympathies to Lynne and Dennis.
May he rest in peace.
Larry and Marilyn Malerich
November 1, 2015
from Father John Agapito Fathers of Mercy KY St Vincent Seminary Latrobe PA 1984 graduate. I Had one class with Jacques. He was wonderful! I saw him last July. My prayers and deep condolences. I will say Mass for him today All Saints Day. Rest in peace my friend.
October 29, 2015
I had the privilege of giving communion to the sick on Sundays under Fr. Jacque 15-20 yrs ago at Westmoreland Hospital. I witnessed his compassion to the sick. Privileged to go on a group trip to Italy with Father learned a lot & laughed alot. Loved his wisdom and humor. I know he was truly a man of God. Ran into him at Westmoreland ER when my husband had bad pain in his back, bad enough to go to ER. FAther placed his hand on his back & prayed. Pain was gone and MRI showed nothing. He also visited my husband this past July in hospital after surgery & stroke. My husband continue to improve each day. God bless u Father. We will miss you. Until we meet again. Rose, Hempfield Townsip
Rosemary Tarosky
October 28, 2015
Thank you Father Daley for all of your spiritual direction and love. May God Bless you richly for your life's work-showing us how to love Jesus.
Camille Bytnar
Camille Bytnar
October 28, 2015
Thank you for teaching me about St. Therese. God Bless you always.
Gina Kiser
October 28, 2015
My yellow rose in honor of you and your love and devotion to Saint Theresaand how u deepened our love for her and our love for our Lord!
Today is the 28th of October Wednesday, 2015. I was sad to hear of Fr. Dalys passing. I experienced his strong and humbling faith at The Carmelite Monestary where he gave several Novenas with beautiful Masses and talks on Saint Theresa. We lived in Harrisburg Pa. 5 yrs before moving to Ebensburg Pa. close bythe Carmelite Monestary in Loretto Pa..I met St T. through a dear friend and Saint Theresa saved my life my sons and continues to be a very close spiritual friend.

I turned on EWTN this AM and Fr Daley was on with M. Angelica, a repeat, which I enjoyed so much. I remember watching him yrs ago and always found his words inspiring and learned new information about Saint Theresa, even thou I have read her books,he really made her come alive! I just wanted to share my sincere sorrow at the loss of Fr. Dailey to his family, brother priests and friends.My prayers to all.
Betty Pauley
October 28, 2015
I will miss the kind and holy presence of Father Jacques. I have been greatly inspired by his teachings on St. Therese. I will pray for the repose of his soul.
October 28, 2015
Fr. Jacques was a dear friend and wonderful spiritual director. He taught not only by his words, but mostly through his actions. His simple humor and great love deeply touched everyone he encountered. He will be greatly missed and will always be remembered as one who truly lived what he preached. We love you, Fr. Jacques, and ask that you will always intercede for us. Until we meet again...

Love and prayers,
Mother Gabrielle Marie and the Benedictine Daughters of Divine Will
October 28, 2015
Dear brothers and sisters in our Lord,

I met our dear father and was blessed to spend time with him on my visit to the Benedictine Daughters of Divine Will. Joy and simplicity seemed to Eco from his lips during his conversations, so one would be happy to listen to his words as a little child hearing her father speak,... hanging on his words, so as not to miss words of Wisdom, that must have been revealed secretly to his heart. It reminds me of what Ben Sirach spoke about in the Book of Wisdom, about the wise man, and one who seeks Wisdom. His love for the little way (revealed to the little St. Therese) seemed to fill him with an unending peace. And what seemed to resound, was the love for littleness and love for the Divine Will (which must have been etched upon his heart. For the little time I had known him, these beautiful treasures showed themself to me, so I now will happily rejoice with you all, since now our dear little brother is with Jesus in Heaven! Preferisco Paradiso :)

We love you father, within Gods most lovable Will! And we will rejoice with you by union of the communion of the Saints!

Prayers and love,
in Jesus, Mary and Joseph,
amber legace (from Canada)
Amber Legace
October 28, 2015
May you rest in peace Father and in the company of St. Therese .
Margaret Smith
October 28, 2015
Our prayers are with you all, love, Carol and Pastor Bruce Anthony
October 28, 2015
I was watching Fr. Jacques on Mother Angelica Live this morning and recalled meeting him during a pilgrimage to EWTN. I looked him up and learned that he has passed away. What a holy and joyful presence he had! Rest in peace, Fr. Jacques. Angela Strong
October 28, 2015
Father Jacques was a dear friend and wonderful spiritual director. He taught so much through his actions. He truly lived what he preached. His simple humor and great love radiated to everyone.
We will miss you Father Jacques, but we know that you are very happy. You will always be remembered as a great man of God who knew how to love.
Love and Prayers,
Mother Gabrielle Marie
October 28, 2015
We will be forever grateful for your presence in our life. We grew in faith as you taught us how to live in littleness. Your love of Our Blessed Mother is unlike any other. You were able to bring that love to others. You always knew the right words--you were able to reach people right where they were. What a humble, childlike heart you possessed and shared.Your smile said, "Come,come know Jesus". What a messenger you were! A treasure and a blessing you have been to us! We will never forget.Now, is the time for your eternal reward. Thank you. And yes, FIAT!
Jim and Mihele Bossler
October 28, 2015
May you rest in peace.
October 28, 2015
Rest in Peace
Scott Chamberland
October 28, 2015
I knew of Fr Jaques Daley, from EWTN Mother Angelica's TV shows. What a lovely and holy priest. I have a devotion to St Therese because of his love for her. May his soul rest in oeace. I will put him on my holy souls prayer list.
Karen Makaitis
October 27, 2015
Rest in peace Father Jacques. ..I thank you for the source of encouragement you were to Randy and I ..before our marriage during it ..and I thank you for your kindness that you bestowed to me in the wake of Randy's passing .I think to the words you spoke at Randy's funeral ." that you do to the least of my brothers that you do unto me , imagine the joy on the Lord's face when he saw Randy. Father, I can only imagine the joy the lord had when he saw you !!! I have no doubt y Randy was there to greet you on your arrival as seeing you was often the highlight of his day .You were a light to so many and truly the best of servants. your love for Christ was and remains inspiring and I know you are where you want to be..you have reached the place you have strived for .until we meet again ..May your joy be immense as you sit at the Lord's table
Kristin Green
October 27, 2015
I know you are there ask The Almighty to send me two Children.
paula fleurimond
October 27, 2015
Thank you Father Jacques. You were there for us when my father passed at Westmoreland Hospital and also for us when my mom passed. Your kindness and prayers helped us through the hard times. You are a Saint in my eyes....God bless you and thank you for touching our lives.
Brenda Forsyth
October 27, 2015
I remember when he served in St. Marys. Each day, directly after saying Mass at Sacred Heart Church, he would pray the Stations of the Cross. I was so moved by his devotion. I have enjoyed seeing him on EWTN, especially teaching about St. Therese
Chris Brennan
October 27, 2015

"I am not dying; I am entering eternal life." --St. Therese

We will always treasure the wonderful memories we have. Rest in peace and know that we will never forget you.
Paul and Audrey Parkman
October 27, 2015
Father Jacques was always so helpful at the hospital, he always made time for everyone, he will be missed.
bob p.
October 27, 2015
When my sister was critically ill and fighting for her life, Father Jacques was there with indomitable faith and a positive spirit. She lived and has never forgotten Father Jacques. I wanted to add a few words to commemorate this holy man - a truly humble, concerned priest who came to pray and console during a devastating time for my family. May he be blessed within God's presence for all eternity.
Mrs. Abel
October 27, 2015
I am privileged to have known Fr. Jacques. Our family will be forever grateful for his kindness during my mother's final illness and for his friendship then and always. He was an amazing and joyful man.
Karen Shackelford
October 27, 2015
Fr Jacques, We have been so Blessed to know you, now we have another Saint in Heaven to talk to. We love you !!!
Jim and Kathy Reid
October 27, 2015
Father' thank you for all you have done! I will miss you! Love Abby
Abby McFeely
October 26, 2015
Dear Fr. Jacques,
What a treasure it has been to walk and share with you for so many precious years. Words cannot describe the graces I have received through you and because of you. My life can never be the same having known and loved you. I'm counting on our relationship continuing for all eternity. Too bad I couldn't be there to see the reception you received when our Lord and His/your Mother embraced you and All the Saints finally treasured your presence among them! I'm counting on being a part of that in the future. I'll be forever grateful for your continued presence in my life through your intercessions for me until we meet again. I hold you in my heart in the Hearts of Jesus and Mary.
Sr. Marilyn Lagermann, A.S.C.J.
October 26, 2015
May little flower at Therese usher his soul to the her bridegroom to enjoy the heavenly glory. He will be missed. Loved his series on the spirituality of St. Therese.
Jazmir fajardo
October 26, 2015
Father you were there good time and bad the birth of my daughter,open heart surgery and all the obstacle in life without judging me. Now Jeannie and you are up in heaven laughing and praising the lord after several years fighting cancer.Praying for grace for all the families and friends you touched an amazing man.God bless your family I'll miss you

With Love, Joy, Marty, Chrissy
October 26, 2015
Fr.Jacques was at Westmoreland hospital in 1991 where my husband passed away. I will never forget his kind gentle way with my husband. He prayed with us and for us,he was a great comfort to both of us. God bless this wonderful priest,may he rest in peace.

Joyce Parr
October 26, 2015
I will miss you Father Jacques.It was an honor to have cared for you.
mary ann cargiene
October 26, 2015
Father Jacques was the most remarkable man I have ever had the privelage to meet. He was an amazing spiritual director and loved everyone he met. He was a people person and had the most wonderful wit! He made the saints come alive to us and loved Our Blessed Mother so very much! I will miss him very much, but Heaven is joyful to have him come home. I love you, Father Jacques. Fiat!
Cindy Powers
October 26, 2015
God bless you, Father Jacques. I know you're living your dream in Heaven, and experiencing all the glory you've imagined throughout your lifetime, and all the glory of Heaven in which you've told many to have faith in. Because of you and your blessing to me on Christmas morning, I have a beautiful little boy. To all who are reading this, I would like to share a beautiful story about this wonderful man. I attended church with my husband and Mother-In-law one Christmas morning, five years ago. After mass, I walked to the altar to enjoy its beauty, and that's when Father Jacques came up to me, and spoke to me. I remember him as being so kind. And a beautiful speaker, he was. He asked me if I were married, which I said I was. Then, he asked me if I had any children, and I told him that I didn't have any children yet, but I really wanted a baby someday. My husband and I always wanted a child, our fear of parenthood held us back. After I said those words to Father Jacques, he placed his right hand upon my head, and gave me a Christmas morning blessing, in front of the altar, and he told me that I would have a baby by the end of the year, and the baby would be a little boy. That year, in November, I had a little miracle baby, and he was a boy. We were so amazed. My family, as well as the church of St. Cyril Methodius, believe that Father Jacques was truly a man of God, that gave my family the ultimate blessing, that of new life into our world, that gave new life to my Mother-In-Law as well. My husband and I couldn't imagine life without our precious boy. We are the three amigos. Father Jacques also baptized my son. Father Jacques, you are loved by so many, and we will never forget you. You'll always be in our hearts! I hope you're one of our friends, that will be there to welcome us into God's Kingdom someday, at the Holy regale.
Alison Drews
October 26, 2015
What a holy priest. I watched his series on EWTN. I met him briefly at a conference, and remarked about the sense of peace he had, and he attributed that to St. Therese...a remarkable priest..God rest his soul.
Jane Hall
October 26, 2015
On behalf of the Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament in Hanceville, Alabama, we wish convey our heartfelt condolences to Fr. Jacques' Benedictine community, his family and friends. He was a dear friend and his words and humor will always live on in our memories. Rest in peace, good Father. We love you.
Shrine of the Most Blessed Sacrament
October 26, 2015
I certainly remember him, he was the priest that convert me to be Catholic. Rest in peace

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