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June 2, 2022

Reverend James Daprile
Retired DOY

The Crucifixion in Art Through the Ages


Rev James Daprile, PhD, is a retired priest of the Diocese of Youngstown and pastor emeritus of Our Lady of Perpetual Help, Aurora, OH. He has had many different roles thorough out his ministry: assistant, pastor, campus minister/Walsh College faculty, hospice chaplain, seminary professor (Mt St Mary Seminary of the West/Athenaeum of Ohio, Cincinnati), diocesan director of campus ministry. He holds a doctorate degree from Duquesne University in Roman Catholic Systematic Theology in addition to MA degrees in Philosophy and Biblical Studies. Fr Daprile volunteers at the Center of Hope (food pantry and hot lunch center) in Ravenna, OH and volunteers and offers gallery tours at the Cleveland Museum of Art. In the summers he is active with the Chautauqua Catholic Community as chaplain at Chautauqua Institution, NY. His interests are movies, jazz, travel, biking, contemporary fiction, acrylic painting, and getting a daily dose of his cartoon friend Ziggy.