Seminarian Q & A — David Vest

What is the most surprising thing about being a seminarian?

The most surprising thing that I’ve experienced about being a seminarian is that everyone knows me and wants to talk to me and I love that.

What would you say to a young man trying to figure out his calling in life?

To any young man trying to figure out his calling in life, I’d tell him to just be patient and spend as much time in adoration as he can. I’d also tell him that no matter what your vocation is God will get you where you need to be, I like to think of it as God can’t move a parked car so be willing to be a moving car.

Is there any person or saint whom you credit with interceding on your behalf to God for your vocational discernment?

In my vocation discernment there were many people who helped me. I think one person who really helped me in my discernment was a friend of mine named Michael Schultz.

Are there specific life changes that you have had to make to be successful at seminary formation?

In my seminary formation, I’ve had to change a little. I’ve had to be more vocal and open. I’m a naturally quiet person so formation requires me to not be like that but rather be open and not hold things back or else formation is worthless and unsuccessful.

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