Lake in the Hills, IL
Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory, San Francisco, CA
Sharing community and ministry as a Brother is life-giving because…
I enjoy daily conversations that enrich my perspective with my fellow Brothers and students. Meeting them where they are allows me to grow as an individual.
In the Brothers I see….
Kind-hearted men who dedicate their lives to young people and living the Gospel.
My first connection to the Brothers was…
I went to Saint Mary’s College of California. I met the Brothers through my experiences in Brother Charles Hilken’s Western Civilization course. That Western Civilization course is still one of the most challenging courses I ever took. He then became my advisor. He always provided helpful insight into what courses to take and was always there for me whenever I need advice. This was critical for my formation process.
When I started thinking about my life and my call (when I started discerning)…
I had gotten really sick and I was unhappy with the job I had at the time. I am a voracious reader and since I was sick, I was reading more than usual. I read the book, I am Malala and was inspired to focus in on becoming a teacher again. I had always wanted to be a teacher but decided to work first before going back to school.
Their prayer life and communal spirit made me realize that I wanted to explore my call to become a Brother and educate young people.
My experience as a Brother, in the Postulancy stage of formation, has enriched my spiritual life….
Through daily prayer and mass, I have found myself in more appreciation for what God has given me. I would not be able to teach without a strong spiritual base.
Reading, writing short stories, watching Marvel movies, and listening to podcasts