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Current Seminarians

Jack Reichardt

Diocese of Rockford, Illinois

Birthday

October 25

Ordination Year

2020

Home Town

Rockford, IL

Home Parish

Holy Family, Rockford, IL

Undergraduate

University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN (Philosophy, Catholic Studies)

Languages

English, Italian

Hobbies

Outdoors, biking, hiking, reading spiritual works

Favorite Saint

S. Maria Faustina, Ss. Benedict and Scholastica, S. Thomas Aquinas, S. John Neumann

Favorite Devotion

Divine Mercy, Rosary, Guardian Angel, Our Lady of Perpetual Help and Guadalupe

Vocation Story

My call to the priesthood came rather suddenly. To put simply, I was at Mass while in the fall semester of my freshman year of college. All of a sudden, in the midst of the homily, I knew I had to be a priest and pursue that call. It was an intensely profound moment, and one that words always fail to capture. I saw no vision and heard no words, yet in the depths of my soul and heart a fire of love for Christ, his Church and priesthood had ignited, and it refused to be extinguished. Four months after this beautiful experience I applied and was accepted to the seminary. Since then, this fire of love has only continued to fan into flame. I am truly so blessed.

How can Mundelein's donors and community pray for you?

That I may be a holy and healthy priest!

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