I grew up in Hudson, OH and graduated from Hudson High School in 2015, and I am now a senior at Borromeo. While in high school, I participated in the Life Teen youth group at St. Mary’s and its events such as bible studies, retreats and youth group nights. Because of the prayer opportunities that the youth group gave me, I began to love the Church, Scripture, the Eucharist, and grow in devotion to many saints, especially Mary and St. Pope John Paul II. My discernment started the summer after my junior year when I went to the Life Teen Leadership Conference with questions about my future, and through praying during adoration I began the process of considering the vocation to the priesthood. At first when I was considering the seminary, I had fear, doubt and so many questions. But now after making the decision and living in community with men who are also discerning, I am at peace and have never been in a greater place for my faith, discernment and personal growth.