Franciscan Sisters Part of International Students’ Visit to West Point, NE

Paul Keggington

November 18, 2012

When 20 University of Nebraska, Omaha students from 11 countries spent a couple days in West Point, NE, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity were part of the action plan. Not only did we and other  families host the young people, but we  especially enjoyed sharing the many reasons why we are proud of living in this hard-working and warm-hearted town founded in 1857.

Our guests at St. Mary’s Convent were from Austria and South Korea. They were delightful young women. After touring St. Joseph’s Retirement Comunity, attending a Chamber Breakfast honoring an inductee to the “Newspaper Hall of Fame,” touring St. Francis Memorial Hospital, they visited the public school and ate lunch with the students, toured Beed Transfer Co. as guests for Supper, toured Nielsen Center and ended their time with bowling and a pizza party. There was much scheduled to see in this Cuming County community.

Of course the most meaningful time for us was conversation in our own convent home whether at our own special farewell breakfast or just in between events when a place was needed for rest and relaxation. Needless to say, we now have friends from Austria and South Korea that are included in our own Franciscan Community prayers.

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