Each Friday during the Fall, Winter and Spring quarters, Catholic grad students meet at the UCSB UCen Hub upstairs for lunch and a spiritual talk. If you are interested in joining us, just show up and look for two happy guys dressed like Friar Tuck. You can also get more information by finding our group on Facebook @ UCSB Grad Students Association. Our friar-novices for 2014-2015, Brothers Nathan Linton and Scott Leet will be delighted to meet you over lunch and share their own faith journey. You can also contact Stephen Sehr (UCSB, Engineering)
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Br. Nathan Linton OFM, Cap.
Br. Nathan was raised in Cumberland, WI. He was raised in the Catholic faith and always regarded it with a sense of importance, but can’t really say that he took it seriously until his father started the application to become a deacon in his home diocese of Superior, WI . Seeing his father answer the call, Br. Nathan starting asking questions and praying about his own life. After a lot of resistance, he finally gave the idea of priesthood a chance. The idea of giving himself completely to God in a life of poverty and simplicity became more and more attractive and the next thing he knew, he was studying for the Capuchin Franciscans at Loyola University Chicago. However, at the end of the first year, he had a few questions that needed answering and left to study for his home diocese at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, MN. During this year, he realized the incredible gifts that God had given to him in the Capuchins and he entered as a postulant last August.
Brother Scott Leet, OFM, cap
With a resume straight out of the show Law and Order, Brother Scott comes from St. Mary’s Province of the Capuchin O
rder (New York- New England Province) and hails from White Plains, NY. He is a graduate of DePauw University with a BA in Philosophy and Classical Religion. Upon graduation, he spent a couple of years in The Congo as a Peace Corps Volunteer working in the area of water and sanitation. He then completed two years of Theology Study at Seton Hall University, Orange, New Jersey, before deciding his true vocation was to be a lawyer. He received a J.D. from Fordham in New York, and then began a career with the New York County District Attorney’s Office. While at DANY he prosecuted over 1200 cases that ranged in severity from petit larceny to rape and murder. During his legal career he served as a member of a number of different units including Welfare Fraud, Sex Crimes, Domestic Violence, and Homicide. Br. Scott also ran the Summer Intern Program for three years, was Deputy Chief of the Hate Crimes Unit and concluded his career as Bureau Chief of Trial Division in the Office of Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York. Br. Scott was also an Adjunct Faculty Member for 9 years at Fordham Law School.