Franciscan Apprentice ordained priest for Duluth diocese

Fr. Steven Langenbrunner

DULUTH, MN (07-11-2017) - Deacon Steven Langenbrunner who has been a Franciscan Apprentice of the Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist for many years, was ordained to the priesthood on June 9, 2017 by the Most Reverend Paul Sirba at the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary in Duluth. Bishop Sirba, in introducing the candidates to the crowded audience, said of Deacon Steven, that he is a "spiritual son of St. Francis" and his living of Franciscan spirituality will be a source of life for him in his priesthood.

Father Langenbrunner offered his first Mass in his home parish, Queen of Peace, in Cloquet, Minnesota, on the Solemnity of the Most Holy Trinity, June 11. His fellow Franciscan Apprentices were present, along with his immediate family. Three Franciscan Sisters of the Eucharist represented the Community at the celebration, Sister Suzanne Gross and Sister Kieran Foley of the Meriden, Connecticut center and Sister Therese Gutting of the Bridal Veil, Oregon center.

The entire Community of Franciscan Sisters, Brothers and Apprentices offer their hearty congratulations and prayers for Father Steven as he begins his priestly ministry.