Peoria Vocations

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Catholic Diocese of Peoria : Office of Priestly Vocations
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Isaac Sanders

Birth Date

January 15

Parish Location

Epiphany, Normal

Year entered the Seminary/Class of

Entered in 2021, Class of 2029

Studying at
Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary, Winona MN

Why did you become a seminarian?

Throughout my life, I experienced passing thoughts where I wondered if I was being called to the priesthood. I largely ignored them when I was younger, but during my senior year of high school, they seemed to have all added up and I was aware that I couldn’t keep ignoring those little “calls”.  That year, the topic of priesthood seemed to come up unprompted on numerous occasions, while at the same time, I was becoming more aware and concerned for those who do not know Jesus Christ and His Church. A desire has been growing in me to respond to this dilemma and I realized that I was being called to unite those who are suffering to the peace of knowing God.

What did you do before seminary?

Before entering seminary, I attended Central Catholic High School in Bloomington, where I was involved in theater and music programs. In my free time, I also worked a few, fun side jobs.

An interesting fact about you:

I enjoying painting miniatures for different board games and creating special unique game pieces.

Peoria Vocations

Peoria Vocations