Friday, May. 6th 2016

CSC 2016 Graduates: Jonathan Fox


Archdiocese of Kansas City, Kansas

Home Parish?

Saint John the Evangelist in Lawrence, Kansas

Future plans after graduation?

Attend Kenrick Seminary

Favorite Memory from your time at Conception Seminary College?

Chilling at Gaudeamus

Favorite course you took at CSC?

Modern Philosophy with Dr. McGrath

What will you miss the most CSC?

The people

Favorite Sacred Scripture passage?

Matthew 11:30

What did you learn most while at CSC?

Learning about my self; how I do things, what I’m good at, what I’m not good at.

Words of wisdom?

Trust your formators. It’s really easy (especially for older guys) to think they know a lot more than the formation staff, but it becomes clear really fast that they’ve got a pretty good idea of what they’re doing and can truly change you for the better if you truly listen to them.

What ways have you grown as a result of the formation at CSC?

The community that is achieved at CSC has really expanded my relationships with people. It’s a wonky world we live in here but it’s ultimately conducive to what we all want to achieve.

Current reading?

Interior Freedom` by Jacques Phillippe

Patron Saints?

Saint John Paul II, Saint Maximillian Kolbe, and Saint Joseph the Worker

Any words to offer about those that helped in your formation at CSC?

I will forever be grateful for the encompassing formation that so many people have devoted their lives to. It sure isn’t easy to deal with us but sure enough they are willing to bend over backwards to help anyone grow.

Favorite spiritual reading?

Anything by Jacques Phillippe. His short little books are able to be profound and insightful yet exceptionally easy to read.

Greatest impact on your decision to enter seminary? Why?

For me, the first step was believing that I could. Once I did that, I started to notice that I had a few skills that could gear me towards this calling.

Favorite hour of the Divine Office?

I’ve always liked Daytime Prayer. I like the break in the middle of the day to just recenter on God.


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