Among the benefits he has received from Franciscan is a reawakening of the Catholic faith into which he was baptized. He participated in the Rite of Christian Initiation of Adults (RCIA) program and was confirmed at Easter. He also is in formation for the Disciples of the Word Household.
Aside from the community, research-intensive science program, and dynamic
campus faith life, Franciscan offered James a chance to explore the idea of personal vocation—a unique calling from God to live out personally and professionally.
“There’s something about this place that is just special and holy. When you’re supporting Franciscan, you’re supporting that.”
“It’s been amazing to encounter Christ in this way.”
“When I came and visited, it was so evident that people were alive with the faith on a deeper level. From that point on I only wanted to study theology because I wanted to understand the heart of what we believe and what is truth—so I can truly live it at its core and then give it to the world.”