Current Seminarians

Terry Marmion

Diocese of Belleville, Illinois


May 17

Ordination Year


Home Town

Greensboro, NC

Home Parish

SIUC Newman Center


University of North Carolina: Charlotte (History)

Graduate Degree


Previous Career

Campus Minister and Development Director




Sports, Video Games, and Reading

Favorite Saint

St. John of the Cross

Vocation Story

While working at the Newman Center at Southern Illinois University Carbondale, I grew closer to Christ and the mission of bringing others into the church. I learned just as much about the faith from the students as they did from me. As I traveled in the diocese, I saw the outpouring of good lay people who wanted a shepherd to lead and be with them during the good and bad days. The more I thought about the priesthood the more the Lord brought it up in prayer. Finally, after the movie Father Stu, I saw the life of a priest and seminarian and knew it was one filled with challenges but also so many gifts. After that, I knew I was being called, and ever since it has been one blessed day after another.

Priest Aspirations

Celebrating the mass and working with all the different people in the church.