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Frater Jeff- A Rock and Roll Journey To God

2019-11-27T16:15:06-05:00

Picture yourself in the mid-90s, working for Madonna’s record label, Maverick Records. Someone asks where you see yourself in 20 years, what would your answer be? For Jeff Himes, he would tell you he’d have answered his call from God and on his way to becoming a Catholic priest. Jeff Himes grew up in Chester County, in the Downingtown and West Chester area. He graduated from Downingtown High School, and after high school spent the next phase of his life working in the music industry. Upon his high school graduation, Jeff played in a heavy metal band (in the ilk of [...]

Frater Jeff- A Rock and Roll Journey To God2019-11-27T16:15:06-05:00

Father John Zagarella

2019-10-30T09:57:57-05:00

The Tower Theater and Elton John. Aerosmith, David Bowie, Freddie Mercury and Queen, Led Zeppelin at the Spectrum. Eclectic. Diverse. Unexpected. These rock-n-roll icons, along with some lesser known performers were highlights of our interview with Fr. John Zegaralla, O. Praem.  Fr. John is a Norbertine priest, a Catholic educator, counselor, rock fan, collector of vinyl records and he loves Philadelphia’s iconic Dante and Luigi’s (which happens to be owned by his cousin).   As a teenager, John Zagarella didn’t imagine himself growing up to enter the priesthood. Born and raised in South Philadelphia, he grew up Catholic, a member of the [...]

Father John Zagarella2019-10-30T09:57:57-05:00