How Catholic Seminarians Experience Franciscan Sisterly Support

Paul Keggington

February 09, 2011

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity show prayerful support for seminarians through remembrance on birthdays and significant days on the liturgical calendar. Recently, Sisters at St. Mary Convent, West Point, NE invited  seminarian Taylor Leffler for dinner and evening prayer.

Seminarian invited to Franciscan Convent

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity invited Seminarian Taylor Leffler as a recent dinner guest.

Taylor Leffler, a graduate of Central Catholic High School, West Point, Nebraska was our guest at St. Mary’s Convent.  Taylor is a Seminarian at St. John Vianney on St. Thomas University Campus in St. Paul, MN. (Saints: John, Thomas & Paul!) 

Taylor prayed Evening Prayer with us and joined us for a Soup Supper.  Sister Marie Bernadette Dorn was the chief cook.  A fitting food for a snowy, wintery, cold day. 

Taylor shared with us what a typical week is like at the seminary.  There are over a hundred Seminarians from all over the world at St. John Vianney. Experiences first semester included lunch with Bishop George Lucas. Upcoming experiences: work-week  in New Orleans with 50 Seminarians, a couple of weeks in  Rome, World Youth Day and study in Rome for a semester. 

Taylor expressed his appreciation for those of our Sisters who taught him at Guardian Angels & Central Catholic, West Point, NE. He also asked for continued prayers as he discerns his vocation.

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