Diocese of Madison
Sacred Heart Major Seminary
The example of young, energetic, and dynamic priests at his parish and on campus made it easy for Jared to realize, “I have a strong desire to do what they do.” But it was the love and support of his family that ultimately led him to enter the seminary—“…when you know what the love of family feels like, it’s so much less complicated to go out and receive God’s love.”
Jared also learned some important lessons when he was in 7th grade that instilled in his young heart a love for prayer, for the Virgin Mary, and for the teachings of the Church. He has especially grown to appreciate the writings of St. Faustina Kowalska on Divine Mercy, which he believes will be brought to a deeper level through the theme and courses of the Rome Experience 2012.