A van of Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity arrived at the University of Wisconsin Green Bay Campus for a recent walk to support Seminarians of the Diocese of Green Bay. Indeed, the commitment to a short 2 mile walk was not the purpose of the time. Sisters were very interested to put faces to names of both seminarians who are already matriculating along the path to priesthood and those just beginning steps this fall.
Esto Vir, a Catholic men’s group based in Green Bay, hosted the Walk for Vocations at the Cofrin Arboretum Conservation Trail. About 90 people were present for the walk which concluded with an invitation by Vocation Director Father Daniel Schuster to do a bit of small group faith-sharing on our mutual discipleship before heading home.
The St. Anthony of Padua Chapel, built in 1925 by Joseph Le Mieux and Fabian La Plant at the request of Odile Le Mieux, the wife of Joseph, is a favorite stop along the walk’s path. Odile wanted to pray especially for their son, Father Edward Le Mieux, a diocesan priest. The chapel is built with the limestone from the ridge.
Card distributed with Prayer to St. Anthony: Miracle worker, create in me a new heart. I ask that you bring all my suffering, physical, emotional and spiritual before the Lord. May the Holy Spirit, soul of my soul, breathe new life and healing into places in my spirit where now only pain exists, so that I may rejoice in the glory of the Lord and share His light with all I encounter. All this I pray with new hope and renewed faith, as I face this day, tomorrow and the next. Amen.