Watch: My Path to the Priesthood | Thomas Crowley


Watch: My Path to the Priesthood | Thomas Crowley

Here’s Diocese of Lansing seminarian Thomas Crowley explaining his path to seminary and, Deo volente, onto the sacred priesthood.

20-year-old Thomas hails from the parish of the Church of the Resurrection in Lansing and is presently studying at Saint John Vianney College Seminary in Minnesota. In this brief video, Thomas explains how the call to the priesthood struck him while a student at the University of Michigan.

“One Sunday I was at Mass and the Lord pulled out a 2×4 and hit me over the head and His call was loud and clear, but it was never forced instead a clear, loving invitation that cut to my heart saying “Be a priest!” recalls Thomas.

“At first, I tried to keep running, but as I gave the Lord more time He made my and His desires clear to me, and now I can say that my ‘yes’ to His invitation is the most peaceful and joyful ‘yes’ I’ve ever made and I am excited to see where His loving will is leading me!”

Please keep Thomas and all the Diocese of Lansing seminarians in your prayers. Saint Charles Borromeo, patron of seminarians, pray for them!

• Do you also feel that Almighty God may be to the Sacred Priesthood? Contact Father John Whitlock, Director of Seminarians for the Diocese of Lansing on 517-342-2507 or at

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