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Catholic Schools Week 2021 – Seminarian Check-In

 

In celebration of Catholic Schools Week 2021, we checked in with our three seminarians to hear what they had to say about Catholic education.  Today, we hear from Michael Figura ‘18, who is a college III seminarian at St. John Vianney Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota.

 

WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO BECOME A PRIEST?

Throughout high school I felt a tug in my heart to know and to serve the Lord. I entered seminary because the Lord awakened a deep desire to better know His heart and to discern my own vocation in life. Now I desire to be a priest to witness to God’s great love and mercy, and to help His people come to know Him as the living God who desires a relationship with His people.

 

ON THE IMPORTANCE OF CATHOLIC SCHOOLS…

Catholic Schools are important because they create a rich environment for students to be formed in the Catholic faith. Catholic schools provide countless opportunities for students to engage the Lord through reception of the sacraments, prayer groups, retreats, and study of God and the Church.  

 

FAVORITE SKUTT CATHOLIC MEMORY

My favorite memory from Skutt Catholic is playing Lord Evelyn Oakleigh in our production of Anything Goes. I had a blast acting, singing, dancing, and laughing with my peers! 

 

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