Welcome John Horan!! Theology 2—Mundelein Seminary
Hello St. Alexander’s! My name is John Horan and I am in my second year of Theology at the University of Saint Mary of the Lake Seminary in Mundelein, Illinois. My vocation starts with the love and support of my parents, Ray and Kay, and my sister Laura. I grew up in Naperville and attended St. Raphael Parish. For school, I went to Waubonsie Valley High School and the University of Illinois to study Spanish before I heard God’s call to become a priest. In His plan for my life, I got involved in the Newman Center down in Champaign and soon wanted to spend my summers sharing the Catholic faith. That’s how I got involved with Totus Tuus, and that’s when I ﬁrst thought God might be calling me to become a priest.
During Totus Tuus training of 2011, I found myself thinking about priesthood when I knelt down for prayer. Through the witness of the other young men in the seminary, I asked God what He wanted in my life and found an invitayion to follow the Lord Jesus into seminary and hopefully priesthood. So after that powerful summer, I ﬁnished my studies at the U of I and entered the seminary in the fall of 2012.
I spent two years at St. Meinrad Seminary in Indiana and another year and a half at Mundelein. God has blessed me during this experience and has always provided what I needed to get through the tough times. I am very excited about spending the next few months with you at St. Alexander’s Parish. Please come say hello to me when you see me after mass. I am here at your service!