The Diocese of Des Moines
Seminary Life: Ryan Andrew
February 14, 2012
Written By: Ryan Andrew

Ryan Andrew

Saint Paul Seminary: Pre-Theology I


As a first year pre-theology seminarian, I have found my first semester of seminary life to be a great opportunity to grow as a whole human being as well as a great opportunity to continue discerning my call to the priesthood. In my first semester of seminary, I have had great formation. I have learned more about my Catholic faith through the classes I have taken, built great friendships with my brother seminarians through events that build camaraderie such as flag football games, pick-up basketball games, going to Minnesota Wild hockey games etc., and, most importantly, I have grown closer to Jesus Christ through daily individual prayer and communal prayer with my brother seminarians as well as the staff and faculty at St. Paul Seminary.

My first semester at seminary has brought me to a deeper love of Jesus Christ and His Church. I hope to continue to allow Christ's grace to intensify my love for Him as I continue on my journey at seminary. Save to


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