“There’s something about this place that is just special and holy. When you’re supporting Franciscan, you’re supporting that.”
Jerome knew that if he wanted to pursue an academically rigorous education in math and computer science, and eventually become an engineer, he would need to do so in a place that would “push me to be a better Catholic each and every single day.”
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.
“I’m leaving a better person and better man—more integrated in my faith and how to live my faith. And, hopefully, willing to stand for my faith in a way that’s more efficacious than I have in the past . . .”
“It’s been amazing to encounter Christ in this way.”