Jack Herzog



Hometown: Fishers, Indiana

Year in Formation: Senior

College: University of Notre Dame

College Major: Honors Mathematics

Patron Saint: St. Thomas Aquinas

Favorite Movie: Inception

Favorite Books: Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Favorite Music: Lumineers, Caamp, Vance Joy, Taylor Swift

Hobbies: I’ll do pretty much anything if it allows me to spend time with friends, but I especially enjoy singing, swimming, and talking about philosophy and math.

Most Memorable Prayer/Liturgy you have Attended: I was able to travel to Israel with the Notre Dame Folk Choir, and after hiking up Mt. Tabor, we were blessed with the opportunity to celebrate Mass at the Church of the Transfiguration. Between a hike that was fun, challenging, and a great chance for conversation, and a simple liturgy in a beautiful church surrounded by nature, it was incredibly memorable.

Place of Pilgrimage you Most Want to Visit and why: I really want to visit Rome, mainly because of the history.

Favorite Way to Pray: Liturgy of the Hours in community, journaling

Favorite Devotion: Litany of St. Joseph

What drew you to Holy Cross? The focus on community and education really stood out to me, as both of those are things that are important to my life already.

Your Vocation Story: I had been thinking about the priesthood before I came to Notre Dame thanks to my associate pastor at home mentioning it to me as a possibility, but I didn’t really think about it seriously until after my freshman year. That summer, I was a mentor for Notre Dame Vision, a summer theology program, and I felt God calling me to more seriously discern the priesthood. Being on campus already and surrounded by Holy Cross priests and brothers, I could see that it would be a good fit for me, so I spent sophomore year discerning and applying before joining Old College my junior year.

Favorite Verse: The Prologue of St. John’s Gospel

Favorite Quote: “Friendship is unnecessary, like philosophy, like art …. It has no survival value; rather it is one of those things which give value to survival.” – C.S. Lewis

How can visitors to this page pray for you? Continued discernment, as well as perseverance in studies and continued chances to connect with friends.