Class of 2012: J. Scott Adams

J. Scott Adams
Diocese of Palm Beach
St. Vincent DePaul Regional Seminary

Scott converted to Catholicism 13 years ago although God had a special plan for him from the very beginning when he was adopted by a loving couple who surrounded him with a strong sense of family and faith.

After his conversion, Scott began seeing the “power of prayer and the incredible love of our Triune God” in the lives of the people around him, especially in his sister and her husband, and in his own life.  He began to attend Mass frequently, he volunteered as a lector and altar server, and he developed good friendships with priests.  Soon it was only a matter of time before people around him approached him confirming what was already beginning to stir in his heart, “You’d make a good priest.”

The “signs and signals” that he began to discern ultimately led him to the seminary where he has come to trust more each day and to know that “I need only to follow and He will lead the way.”

Regarding the Rome Experience, Scott explains that, “Over the past decade I have learned much about what it is to be Catholic and to be a follower of Christ, but I see tremendous value in what your program will be able to offer me…  I can think of no better place to pray, reflect, worship and continue to discern God’s call for me than beside the Chair of Peter, under the guidance and direction of your program.”

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