Fr. Warren Zeisler, OFM, has never been comfortable in the spotlight. Instead, he goes about doing things very quietly. He is generous with his time, volunteering to help out whenever and wherever he is needed. His positive attitude and sense of humor make him a delight to be around.
Warren taught school for 24 years, first at St Francis Seminary and then Roger Bacon High School in Cincinnati. He also served at the VA Medical Center as hospital chaplain for 25 years. In April of 2014, at the age of 90 and after serving for the last 15 years as Chaplain at the retirement home for the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur, Warren decided it was probably time to share these duties with others in his friary. He could not give it up completely. He continues to serve at Notre Dame once a week.
Recently he was starting to have a lot of trouble getting around. It prevented him from working in the garden and trimming the bushes on the grounds. So in August 2014 he had a hip replacement. Thanks to the good care he received and a lot of prayers, he has made a great recovery. “He’s amazing”, says Fr. John Bok. “He is back to working on the grounds every day. He is as determined and self-sufficient as ever. He is such a great role model on how to age well.”
Thank you, Fr. Warren.