Catholic Diocese of Spokane, Washington



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Official News Magazine of the Diocese of Spokane

Deacon Eric Meisfjord, Editor
P.O. Box 48, Spokane WA 99210
(509) 358-7340; FAX: (509) 358-7302


Distinguished graduate

the Inland Register

(From the April 30, 2009 edition of the Inland Register)

Jesuit Father Father Leon Kapfer was recently honored by the National Catholic Education Association as a Distinguished Graduate of St. Patrick School, Spokane. Father Kapfer graduated from St. Patrick in 1936. He taught at Bellermine Prep, Gonzaga Prep, worked as a missionary in Zambia, and worked with homebound and shut-ins in Seattle. Father Kapfer gave a memorable talk to the student ody about his life as a student at the school in the 1930s. Pictured with Father Kapfer is Karen Thornton from St. Patrick’s Alumni Association. (IR photo courtesy of St. Patrick School)


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