Seminarians Called to Candidacy

2007 News

LATROBE, PENNSYLVANIA — Six seminarians at Saint Vincent Seminary were admitted to candidacy for the priesthood on Wednesday, February 28, by The Most Rev. R. Daniel Conlon, D.D., Bishop of Steubenville. They are Stephen McGinnis of the Diocese of Wheeling-Charleston; Michal Zábrecky of the Diocese of Youngstown; Juan Francisco Anzora Rodas and Gilbert Exumé of the Archdiocese of Atlanta; Brother Michael J. Gabler, O.S.B., of Saint Vincent Archabbey; and Brother Patrick Egan, O.S.B. of Saint Bernard Abbey.


Stephen P. McGinnis is the son of Dr. Lloyd P. and Mrs. Shirley A. McGinnis of Rockport, Indiana. He is a 1988 graduate of Papillion-La Vista High School, Papillion, Nebraska. He earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering in 1992 from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, and a master of science degree and doctorate in electrical engineering from West Virginia University.


Michal Zábrecky is the son of Frantisek and Magdaléna Zábrecky of Siroké, Presov, Slovakia. He is a 2001 graduate of Gymnázium Krompachy, Krompachy, Slovakia. He is from the Diocese of Youngstown.


Juan Francisco Anzora Rodas is the son of Juan Francisco Anzora Sandoval and Sonia Rodas de Anzora of Tonacafepeque, San Salvador. He is a 1994 graduate of Instituto Nacional de San Martin in San Salvador. He earned a degree from Saint Joseph Seminary College, Saint Benedict, Louisiana, in fine arts and philosophy in 2004.

Gilbert Exumé is the son of Aubert Exumé and Cadina Affricot of Jacmel, Haiti. He is a 1996 graduate of Petit Seminaire College St. Martial/Mazenod in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. He studied theology at Grand Seminaire Notre Dame, Turgeau in 1999 and 2000, and philosophy and liberal arts at St. Joseph Seminary College, where he earned a bachelor of arts degree in 2003.


Brother Michael J. Gabler, O.S.B., is the son of Michael F. and Margaret A. Gabler of St. Marys. He is a 1985 graduate of Elk County Catholic High School. He earned a bachelor of science degree in M.I.S. from Penn State University in 1989. He entered the Saint Vincent monastic community in 2002 and made first profession of vows on July 10, 2003. He made solemn profession of monastic vows on Tuesday, July 11, 2006.


Brother Patrick Egan, O.S.B., is the son of Mary I. Egan of Chattanooga, Tennessee and the late Edward P. Egan, Jr. He is a 1967 graduate of Coffee High School, Florence, Alabama. He earned a bachelor of science degree in history and political science from the University of North Alabama, Florence, and a master of science degree in counselor education in 1981 from Long Island University.