STAFF & FACULTY DIRECTORY PROFILE
Douglas T. Vierra, Sr.
Religious Studies Teacher
Phone: (510) 577-9100 ext.
Started at O'Dowd:
BA Religious Studies at Santa Clara University MA Pastoral Theology at St. Mary's College
Hayward, CA and SLC, Utah
Why I Teach:
Teaching is like farming... you plant seeds that sometimes are harvested by others.
Most powerful teaching technique:
Analogies and metaphors; occasionally visuals.
Why are the subjects you teach important?:
Uh, salvation... duh! But also: what is life all about?
"Try NOT. Do or do not. There is no try." -Yoda "Senor, da pan a los que tienen hambre . . . y a los que tienen pan da hambre para la justicia." -Peruvian priest "I slept and dreamt that life was joy. I awoke and found life was but service. I served and behold, service was joy!" -Tagore
Recommended visual media:
"The Mission" "Parenthood" "Of Gods and Men"
"3rd Peacock" by Robert Capon "No Hope without Forgiveness" by Bishop Tutu "Meeting Jesus Again for the First Time" by Marcus Borg "Good Food Revolution" by Will Allen
Hobbies or outside interests:
Snuggling w/ my grandkids; Camping; Backpacking/Hiking; Gardening; College football (go Utes!)