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Thomas Anderson

Birth Date

June 15, 1996

Parish Location

St. Mary, Metamora

Year entered the Seminary/Class of

Entered in 2018, Class of 2024

Studying at
Mount St. Mary’s Seminary, Emmitsburg, MD

Why did you become a seminarian?

I have always had a deep devotion to Christ in the Eucharist and the Sacrament of Reconciliation. At Mass, I would think about how I would say the Mass. Then, in college, I did Totus Tuus for two summers and found that I loved the pastoral nature of the program. Lastly, I wanted to answer the question that was always in my head, “What if I’m meant to be a priest?” So, those three things contributed to my entrance into the seminary.

Before you entered the seminary, what were you doing?

I was preparing to go to graduate school for my Ph.D. in mathematics.

An interesting fact about you

I have studied five languages in my life, but can only speak English mildly proficiently!

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