Ricky Malebranche

Pre-Theology I
Mount St. Mary’s Seminary
George Mason University
St. Katharine Drexel Mission

What did you do prior to entering seminary?

I worked for Saint John Paul the Great Catholic High School for 5 years.

What influenced your decision to apply for seminary entrance?

My wonderful family raised me to want a relationship with Jesus. Although they never expressly said consider the priesthood, they encouraged me to seek Christ. Ultimately, Christ made it known that he wanted me to enter the seminary.

Why do you want to be a priest?

I hope to have a great impact on this world and to do that you must follow God’s will. Right now I believe His will is for me to be a priest. 

What are your favorite pastimes?

Sports particularly soccer and most things related to music

What is your favorite quote?

“People can only love you to the capacity that they are able to love themselves.” Lisa Nichols

Who is your favorite Saint and why?

St. Martin de Porres – His example of humility and his desire and ability to help others. He also had the ability to bilocate and levitate so he is pretty much a superhero.

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

Whether it is a calm dialogue or an emotionally driven argument, any communication with God is positive. He wants the best for you and will patiently wait until you learn, accept, and follow His will.