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Steven Lewis

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Lewis_Steven(collar)Home Parish: St. Kateri Tekakwitha

Year you entered the seminary? What did you do before you entered the seminary? Why did you enter the seminary?
I worked for 14 years at The College at Brockport, State University of New York in the IT Office. I began formation for the priesthood at Becket Hall 2014-15, and expect to finish my pre-theology studies at St. John’s Seminary in Boston in 2015-16. I entered the seminary because I believe that’s really the best place to figure out whether God is calling me to the priesthood.

What was one of the major influences leading you to consider priesthood?
We live in a world of constant distractions. Giving up television was one factor in helping me find more time for God. In developing a better prayer life, I was able to see the action of God in my life, and the encouragement to reconsider this possibility at this time of my life.

Interests:
I have always seen myself as a student, so the opportunity to study full-time is a gift. I often read science fiction. I am passionate about the sacred choral polyphony of the Renaissance and I enjoy every opportunity I have to enter the racquetball court.

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