Nicholas Young

St. John Paul II Seminary
College I
St. Theresa Parish

What did you do prior to entering seminary?

I attended Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn VA.

What influenced your decision to apply for seminary entrance?

I became very interested in the celebration of the mass and this lead to a interest for the entire Priesthood, I was also guided by a great Priest.

Why do you want to be a priest?

I want to serve the people of God and lead them to holiness.

What are your favorite pastimes?

I enjoy hiking and camping or just spending time with and talking with friends.

What is your favorite quote?

“If in this world any creature ever loved God with whole heart, with whole soul, and with whole mind, she was the creature.” – St. Thomas of Villanova (referring to Our Lady)

Who is your favorite Saint and why?

My favorite Saint is St. Michael the Archangel because he isn’t afraid of the Devil because he knows that God is on his side.

What advice would you give to a young man thinking about the seminary?

My advice is to spend lots of time in prayer and then if it continues to grow contact the vocations office and join the discernment group.

Any other facts about yourself that people might find interesting?

I wasn’t raised Catholic I converted and joined the Church in 2016.