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Pictured back row (l-r): Johan Roche, Brother David, Sr. Liz Schoberg, Jesse Brodka and Michaela Fulton; front row (l-r): Sr. Belinda, Lisa Cavillero, Anna DiPaolo and Sydnie Perkins

Canisius College was well represented at the National Religious Vocation Conference held at the Adam’s Mark Hotel from Thursday, November 1 – Sunday, November 4. The convocation on religious life included a panel of young adults who shared their thoughts on faith, church, issues confronting the Catholic Church and the values they deem important. Sydnie Perkins, senior counselor in the Griff Center and student, and Jesse Brodka, Canisius Honors Program sophomore, made a huge impression on more than 300 religious men and women who gathered in Montante on Saturday, November 3. They were more than terrific! They answered questions addressed to them and shared their thoughts in a 4.0 kind of way.

After the panel presentation, Sydnie and Jesse led a prayer in the Chapel that they prepared. It was very appreciated and meaningful. This is another way of being “Canisius Proud.” Kudos to the students who shared their wonderful gifts with so many that day.

Submitted by: Sr. Patricia Brady, SSMN, director, Center for Service-Learning