Below is a greeting from the new seminarian, Anthony Stewart, we are sponsoring. Please join me in welcoming him and including him in our prayers.
Dear Knights Council 4972,
Hello! I wanted to write you all to express my gratitude for your willingness to support me in these final years of my formation as a seminarian. Unfortunately, I cannot thank you all in person at the moment because I am studying in Rome. I will return to the diocese in June for the summer, and it is my hope that I can come by and meet you all at a council meeting. However, so you all know a little bit about me until then allow me to introduce myself. My name is Anthony Stewart, and I am a seminarian for the Diocese of Nashville. I’m 26 years old, and from McEwen, TN. McEwen is a small town just about 50 miles west of Nashville. It is home to the world’s famous Irish Picnic. I was born and raised in McEwen, and my home parish is St. Patrick’s Catholic Church. I have three siblings. (2 sisters and a brother) I am the second of four. My mother is a nurse and my step-father works as a foreman for a construction company. I have not always been a catholic. My senior year of high school I converted to Catholicism from a Nazarene Church. After high school, I attended Aquinas College in Nashville for two years before ending up in seminary. I am currently in my sixth year of formation for the diocese. The last three years I have been living in Rome, Italy studying at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross. Previous to coming to Rome I studied in Columbus, Ohio at the Pontifical College Josephinum. I only have two years left before I am ordained a priest. This coming September I will be ordained a deacon at St. Peter’s basilica along with my classmates.
Once again, thank you all for your support! Please know of my prayers for Council 4972.