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August 24, 2001 Issue
Local News

Five men to enter Norbertine order novitiate next week

Three of the new novices at the De Pere abbey have ties to the Green Bay Diocese


Five men will begin their novitiate next week at St. Norbert Abbey, De Pere.

Abbot E. Thomas DeWane, O.Praem., will receive three novices into the Norbertine order at evening prayer on Aug. 27. Two other novices will return to the Abbey Aug. 28 after being received into the Norbertines at the Priory of St. Moses the African in Jackson, Miss.

Those entering the order at De Pere are:

Joseph Steiner, 31, the son of Melvin and Caroline Steiner of St. Charles Parish, Chilton. He graduated from St. Norbert College, De Pere, with a bachelor's degree in psychology and religious studies. Most recently, he served the Green Bay-Fox Valley area as an agent for Catholic Knights Insurance of Milwaukee.

David Borgealt, 29, the son of Donna and the late Alan Borgealt, who attends the University Ministry Chapel of Marquette University. He graduated from St. Norbert College, De Pere, with a bachelor's degree in psychology and religious studies. He has a master's degree in counselor education-student development from the University of Iowa. Most recently, he has been assistant dean of student life for new student programming at Marquette University in Milwaukee.

Daniel Maul, 23, the son of David and Sue Maul of St. Jude the Apostle Parish, South Holland. He is a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, De Pere. He has a bachelor's degree in philosophy and religious studies from St. Norbert College, De Pere. He has completed his certification in youth ministry from the Catholic Dioceses of Wisconsin and is the founding youth minister of Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, De Pere. For the past two years, he has lived at St. Joseph Priory, the Norbertine residence at St. Norbert College.

Those entering at Jackson are:

Chibuzor Igbuanusi, 24, a graduate of Our Lady - Seat of Wisdom Seminary in Owerri, Nigeria. He has served as a youth minister at Stewpot Social Services in Jackson, and in pastoral ministry at Christ the King and St. Mary Churches, the Norbertine parishes in Jackson. For the past year, he has resided at St. Moses the African Priory in Jackson.

Ugochukwe Nwabueze, 27, who has a bachelor's degree in philosophy from the Claretian Seminary in Imo State, Nigeria. He has ministered through Stewpot Social Services and the Knights of Columbus in Jackson while serving as a pastoral minister at Christ the King and St. Mary parishes. For the past year, he has resided at St. Moses the African Priory.



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