Basilica of St. Adalbert
Grand Rapids, MI
University of St. Thomas
St. John Vianney College Seminary
Fr. Samuel, Anne, Mary Claire, Kathleen, John, Virginia, Evelyn, Thomas
Who inspired you to be a priest?
Father Joseph Mary CSJ, in his example of priestly fatherhood, and Father Robert Sirico, in his example as a parish priest and for his constant support.
Why do you want to be a priest?
Following the example of Christ who loved his flock to the end (Jn 13:1), I wish to unceasingly bring God’s people closer to him through the power of the sacraments.
What do you love most about the seminary?
The fraternity. I am astounded at how each seminarian brings his own special character in order to build others up. Even though we come from various dioceses, we are all seeking one purpose: to follow Christ more closely in everything we do.
What are you most grateful for?
The seminary is teaching me how to be Christ for others and to “live by faith in the Son of God” (Gal 2:20)
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