Current Seminarians

James Bryant

Archdiocese of Chicago


December 5

Home Town

Grayslake, IL

Home Parish

St. Gilbert


Benedictine College (Psychology with a minor in Philosophy)




Fishing, woodworking, and baking


I once climbed a mountain barefoot

Favorite Saint

St. Ambrose, St. Teresa of Kolkata

Favorite Devotion

Jesus on the Cross

Vocation Story

I would say that for a majority of my youth I lead a double life, one in which I did all that was expected of me in church and one in which I was willing to do anything to have friends. After the loss of my father when I was five I found myself surrounded by uncertainty which lead down the path of duplicity I was on. In a matter of speaking I was hedging my bets to see which side of me would bring the most happiness. Gradually, I came to see that I was only really able to be myself when I was around those whom I went to church with. This lead me back into a full time relationship with the church that eventually led to me going to Benedictine College which formed me immensely, and eventually led me to enter into discernment in the seminary.

Priest Aspirations

Being a part of the healing of a wounded church and a wounded people

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

Please pray that God may show me how to truly embrace and live in his freedom.
Also that I can make a good discernment.