Hometown: Brush, Colorado
Year in Formation: Junior
College: Holy Cross College, Notre Dame, Indiana
College Major: Philosophy
Patron Saint: St. Edward the Confessor
Favorite Books: To Kill A Mockingbirdby Harper Lee
Favorite Music: Jurassic Shark, The Mellowells, Dayglow, Stan Getz
Hobbies: Sports, fishing, being outdoors, exploring music
Favorite Way to Pray: I love to sing despite my lack of talent, and I also enjoy simply sitting in the Lord’s presence and allowing my thoughts to silence so God can speak to me.
What drew you to Holy Cross? I first heard God’s call to the priesthood or brotherhood during a Steubenville conference in 2017. During adoration, I opened my soul to the Lord and experienced His immeasurable mercy and love. In high school my relationship with God grew, and as I grew closer to Him, the subtle call to discern religious life grew. I felt that the priesthood would allow me to not just experience God’s unfathomable love for me, but also give me an opportunity to share God’s infinite love with others.
I was originally introduced to the Congregation of Holy Cross by my older sister, Molly, who graduated from Notre Dame in 2021. When I visited her during the week of priestly ordinations, everywhere I looked there was a priest, deacon, brother, or seminarian. I met so many holy people from around the world that were so passionate about Catholicism and filled with so much wisdom. Every single one of them treated me as if I were an old friend and the sense of community was so comforting and inviting. Naturally, I instantly fell in love with the order and never looked back.
Favorite Verse: “nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Romans 8:39
Favorite Quote: “Freedom consists not in doing what we like, but in having the right to do what we ought.” – Pope Saint John Paul II
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