Most Blessed Sacrament Parish
Saint Mary's University of Minnesota (2015, Philosophy)
Video games, music, and Star Wars
Throughout all of high school, I only received one detention. I got caught playing Pokemon. No regrets.
Saint Ignatius of Loyola
For most of my life, my faith was shaky at best–at worst, it was nonexistent. In high school I became the stereotypical know-it-all, atheist teenager. By the grace of God working through various people in my life, I was reunited with Him, and I began to ask Him, “What was I made for?” I went to the Milwaukee School of Engineering, thinking my calling would be in what I’m good at, which is math and science. But eventually I found myself drawn away from that. At that point in my life, I only knew two things regarding my own vocation: I knew I wanted to be as close to God as I possibly could get in this life, and I knew I wanted to help others–heal them, if possible (one of my desires while at MSOE was to ultimately enter the field of cancer research). Eventually, through the process we call discernment, I found myself open to the possibility of priesthood. I became a seminarian, looking for closeness to God and clarity of vocation, and I stayed because I found the answers I was looking for.
The fulfillment of those two core desires I previously mentioned: to serve God closely and intimately, and to live for the sake of others.
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By asking the Lord to grant me clarity of mind and conviction of heart.