Hometown: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Year in Formation: Junior
College: University of Notre Dame, 2025
College Major: Philosophy
Patron Saint: Pope St. John Paul II
Favorite Movie: The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, Fight Club, Kickin’ and Screaming
Favorite Books: The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis, The Giver by Lois Lowry, The Story of a Soul by Thérèse of Lisieux
Favorite Music: Caamp, The Avett Brothers, Jon Bellion
Hobbies: Soccer, spike ball, guitar, golf, reading, yo-yo-ing
Most Memorable Prayer/Liturgy you have Attended: My first daily Mass
Place of Pilgrimage you Most Want to Visit and why: Our Lady of Guadalupe. I’ve always had a special affinity towards this Marian apparition.
Favorite Way to Pray: Lectio divina
Favorite Devotion: The Most Holy Rosary
What drew you to Holy Cross? I did not know much about Holy Cross, but then I decided to go to the Summer Seminary Immersion Program in 2020. The men I met and the exposure I had to the Constitutions of Holy Cross really drew me in.
Your Vocation Story: When I was a little kid, I was always fascinated by the priests in my parish. I always wanted to talk to them because there was such a mystique about them. I remember telling people that I wanted to be a priest when I grow up. As I continued to mature, the thought of priesthood never subsided. On an 8th grade retreat, I remember deciding that I would be a priest because I thought I was being called. Then, in my sophomore year of high school, I was challenged to pray a rosary for homework and my prayer life took on a new life. I started praying daily and fell more and more in love with God. This rich spiritual life that I was beginning to cultivate led me to talk to priests and go on visits to seminaries. One seminary I visited was Old College. When I was there, I truly enjoyed meeting the men in formation and saw myself thriving in formation there. I prayed, especially with the Constitutions of Holy Cross, and made the decision to join Old College.
Favorite Verse: “Amen, amen, I say to you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains just a grain of wheat; but if it dies, it produces much fruit.” – John 12:24
Favorite Quote: “The world promises you comfort, but you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness.” – Pope Benedict XVI
How can visitors to this page pray for you? Pray for my humility!