How Catholic Seminarians Experience Franciscan Sisterly Support

by Sister Sharon on February 9, 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.

6 thoughts on “How Catholic Seminarians Experience Franciscan Sisterly Support”

  1. Sr. Carol Seidl says:

    Braiden was in first grade when I was at West Point. Sr. Clare was his teacher. I remember his beautiful singing voice at that young age. I pray that he continues with his call to the priesthood.

  2. Diane Leffler says:

    Thanks for being such gracious hosts to him–I remember that was a very snowy night and I think there was some question as to whether or not he could make it up the hill to the convent–I think he would've walked if he had to because he knew there was great food waiting for him 🙂

  3. srsharon says:

    Sr. Carol, thanks for commenting but it is TAYLOR and not BRAIDEN but he does have a great singing voice also. Sr. Sharon Paul

  4. You sound like the mother of a seminarian!!!! May the Lord bless you and your family!

  5. Sister Anne Marie Lom says:

    Thank you, sisters, for sharing this story with us and for your support of seminarians.

  6. Melissa Blair says:

    Nice to hear that you are sharing this great news to us.. Prayer is really powerful God bless!

    Melissa Blair,
    State of Minnesota Car Donation
    Wheels for Wishes

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