2021- 22: Pre-Theology I
St. Paul Seminary, St. Paul, MN
My name is Luke Mohan. I attended grade school at my home parish of St. Francis of Assisi before going on to Dowling Catholic High School and eventually getting a BA in Physics from Grinnell College. I am now attending Saint Paul Seminary for two years of pre-theology.
While I was raised Catholic, being a priest never seriously crossed my mind until my sophomore year of college; I was considering changing majors and career paths and for some reason I thought, "You should consider whether you are called to the priesthood." At first, I hoped this "consideration" would lead to crossing the priesthood off a list of possible life paths. This did not happen, and the more I prayed and considered what might be God's will for me, the more interior peace I felt about being a priest (despite a bit of exterior anxiety). Around this time I began attending the Traditional Latin Mass which both deepened my faith in general and really awakened me to the gravity of the priesthood. When this feeling of peace did not go away, I resolved to enter seminary and continue my discernment there. Please, in your charity, pray for my fellow seminarians and I as we discern if God wills us to be priests.