SCJ priest works with his Asperger's

Posted by Siobhan O'Neill Meluso
Tuesday 17, June 2014 | Category:   Consecrated Life
Fr. Greg Schill, SCJ
 “I RESISTED it at first but then realized that it would be good for me and the community to get some answers.” —Father Greg on his diagnois.
While still in temporary vows Father Greg Schill, S.C.J. was diagnosed with Asperger's, a developmental disorder. He naturally "worried that the diagnosis would affect his ability to move forward toward final vows and ordination" as a Priest of the Sacred Heart.

Schill says that his provincial administration "was proactive with me throughout the process as I learned what I needed to do to modify certain behaviors to compensate for the Asperger’s. The advantage of having the diagnosis is that now I know why I have been ‘different,’ and knowing that, I can be a better minister and a better community member.”

Read more about Father Greg's journey of acceptance and advocacy as well as brief profiles of other Priests of the Sacred Heart community.

Reprinted with permission from PrepareTheWord.com. ©TrueQuest Communications.

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