Reverend Sean V. Nypaver

Learn what led Fr. Nypaver to the seminary.

Seminary attended: Mount St. Mary's Seminary
College: Duquesne University 
Home parish: St. John the Baptist Parish

What did you do prior to entering seminary?


What influenced your decision to apply for seminary entrance?

I wanted to give my heart totally to God.

Why do you want to be a priest?

To serve God by bringing the sacraments to his people, and to teach the faith.

What are your favorite pastimes?

Playing guitar and sports.

What is your favorite quote?

"True holiness consists of the offering of oneself for those two great ends; the Glory of God and the salvation of souls." St. Padre Pio

Who is your favorite Saint and why?

St. Anthony of Padua. Early in his life, he had much in the things of the world, but he gave it all up once he learned of God's will for him to become a priest. He was an eloquent preacher, and he performed many miracles that testified to the power of God.

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

Don't worry. Nothing on earth will have any power over you if you continuously offer yourself to God. Trust in the Precious Blood of Jesus and seek Mary's motherly intercession always. Set on the path you know will give you the most joy in heaven, and then, stay the course.