Author Vince DePalma

Vince DePalma is a Christian ecumenical writer. A baptized and confirmed Roman Catholic, he suffered a broken family at age 15 and lived with a Protestant foster family until graduation from high school. Vince attended Bucknell University, the Jesuit School of Theology, and Golden Gate Theological Seminary. He was Director of Christian Social Ministries in Seattle, for which he received commendation from President Ronald Reagan, and was a minister in the National Parks System when he met his wife of 23 years, Patricia. They have three children, Victoria 22, Rebecca 17, and Joseph 10. Email address is

2 Youthful Joy

 “Ad Deum qui laetificat juventutem meam.” I memorized those Latin words when I was in first grade. Yes, in first…