Makes Sense for Franciscans to Be at St. Anthony High School

by Sister Julie Ann on December 3, 2014

Franciscans unite in many places. Why not a Catholic High School? On the invitation of Kurt Keidl OFS, Theology teacher at St. Anthony High School, Milwaukee, WI, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity and Conventual Franciscan Friar of St. Bonaventure Province Father Paul Schneider presented together on the influence of St. Francis of Assisi in his time.

Franciscan Sisters invited to St. Anthony High School with other FranciscansWe did not stop with just events from the poor man of Assisi’s life. We continued the story by sharing how our Communities live Jesus’ Gospel vision today. Students heard accounts of real people taking steps to give one’s life to God. It was a reminder that it takes constant listening to the Holy Spirit as individuals and as communities of brothers and sisters so that the message of Jesus is preached with clarity and faithfulness.

We were blessed to meet @60 seniors in their Christian lifestyles class. It was clear to us as visitors, that the daily witness of a ‘Franciscan’ teacher makes a difference in the lives of these students.

4 thoughts on “Makes Sense for Franciscans to Be at St. Anthony High School”

  1. And there is no better way to Vocations., exposure of the fine Franciscan traditions in the crucial discernment years of high school. Because of this keen intervention experience a future priest, sister, or other religious could be in the making. Amen

  2. Our students were delighted to have you visit. As a result, two of our senior girls have expressed a desire to spend a day at the convent to experience the Sisters on a more personal level.

  3. fscc says:

    We would be happy to see that your students visit our Motherhouse! The Lord bless you, Kurt!

  4. annemarielom says:

    This made me lonesome for those wonderful years of teaching Catholic High School. It was wonderful and heartwarming to read about Franciscans working together!

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