St. Thomas the Apostle
Mount Angel Seminary in St. Benedict, Oregon (2015, Philosophy, Literature)
English, and a bit of Spanish
Reading, hiking, playing video games, pondering life and the world.
My name is an oxymoron - "Paul" comes from the Latin root for "small" and "Grandi" means "big" so technically my name means "small big"
Pope St. John Paul II
I never really took my faith seriously until I went on a confirmation retreat in high school, where I had a significant conversion experience. I went into the retreat broken, and there experienced the love of God and the powerful, supportive community of the Church for the first time. It was truly a life changing moment for me, and it helped me to see the world with hope and love. Ever since then, I have wanted to give back – I have wanted to serve others and help them experience the love that I had experienced. This is the root of my vocation, which would not manifest itself until the end of my freshman year of college where I continually felt called to give this service through the priesthood.
I am looking forward to hearing confessions and being an instrument of God’s mercy for people
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Please pray that I may persevere in the vocation to which God has called me, and that I may let nothing stand between me and my relationship with God.