Brother Frederick Keiser, LC,
ordained transitional deacon in Rome
Brother Frederick Keiser, LC, was ordained a transitional deacon for the Legionaries of Christ by Archbishop Renato Boccardo on June 29 at the Legion’s Center of Higher Studies in Rome along with 22 other young men.
Deacon Frederick is the son of Fred and Linda Keiser and the late Barb Keiser from St. Francis of Assisi, Wichita. Fred was the former director of youth and young adults for the Diocese of Dodge City and had taught at St. Mary of the Plains College.
After moving to Wichita, the family was members of St. Peter the Apostle Church in Schulte. Shortly after that, Frederick entered Immaculate Conception, the order’s apostolic school in New Hampshire in July 1996.
He furthered his studies in Salamanca, Spain where he professed his first vows on August 15, 2001. Deacon Frederick professed his final vows in Connecticut on September 1, 2007.
He and some of his fellow seminarians began a YouTube ministry of educational and humorous videos explaining the Catholic faith while studying theology in Rome. More than 20 of the videos can be found at www.thebrothersinblack.
In August, Deacon Frederick will report for his first assignment Santiago, Chile, where he will work in youth ministry. His priestly ordination will be Dec. 14, 2013 in Rome at the Basilica of St. John Lateran. During his visit back to Wichita in 2014, he will offer two Masses of Thanksgiving for family and friends.