Hometown: Charleston, South Carolina
Year in Formation: Temporarily Professed – 1st Year in Vows
College: University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN), 2018
College Degree: BA, Program of Liberal Studies
Graduate School: University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN), 2027
Graduate Degree: M.Div.
Previous Jobs: Corporate beer sales (2018-2021)
Patron Saint: St. Martin of Tours
Favorite Movie: The Ballad of Buster Scruggs
Favorite Books: Crime and Punishmentby Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Power and the Glory by Graham Greene, Les Misérables by Victor Hugo
Favorite Music: J.S. Bach, Rufus du Sol, Mandolin Orange
Hobbies: Cycling (road), Baroque music
Most Memorable Prayer/Liturgy you have Attended: Solemn Mass for the Feast of All Souls, St. James Cathedral, Seattle, 2019
Place of Pilgrimage You Most Want to Visit and why: St. Joseph’s Oratory in Montreal. This site is a powerful example of the love and healing God gives the world through the charism and ministry of Holy Cross.
Favorite Way to Pray: Eucharistic Adoration
Favorite Devotion: the Rosary
What drew you to Holy Cross? The priests and brothers I met during my undergraduate years at Notre Dame drew me to Holy Cross. Each man loved joyfully in such a way that I wanted what they seemed to have. As I learned more about the Congregation, the charism of education and the mission-centered history of Holy Cross drew me even more.
Your Vocation Story: I felt God’s call towards the end of my undergraduate education but told myself that, by accepting a corporate sales job across the country, this call would fizzle out. It didn’t — God is persistent. After three years of work, I had my discernment visit to Moreau Seminary, and this call to vowed religious life was (and still is) confirmed many times over!
Favorite Verse: “Abide in my love” (John 15:9)
Favorite Quote: “Trust the past to God’s mercy, the present to His love, and the future to His providence.” – St. Augustine
How can visitors to this pagepray for you? Often!