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Ethan Lacey

Birth Date

September 3, 1998

Parish Location

St. John XXIII, Henry

Year entered the Seminary/Class of

Entered in 2018, Class of 2025

Studying at
Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary, Winona, MN

Why did you become a seminarian?

The desire to become a priest was placed on my heart during my first Emmaus Days retreat in seventh grade, and although I tried ignoring that attraction for some time, it never seemed to ignore me. As a college freshman, I often felt as though God was calling me to be somewhere else, and it wasn’t until I explored that inclination and opened myself up to God’s will that I realized He was calling me to seminary.

Before you entered the seminary, what were you doing?

I ran track and cross-country as an undecided major at St. Ambrose University for one year.

An interesting fact about you

I am an only child, but contrary to the stereotype, I do not have trouble sharing.

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