Following the recent news that Derek Remus (’11)  has entered the seminary comes word that another recent graduate is doing the same: Conor Bopp (’12) is a first-year student at Kenrick-Glennon Seminary in St. Louis, where he is studying for the Diocese of Omaha. On the diocesan website, Mr. Bopp writes :
“[Thomas Aquinas College] was something of a Catholic immersion program for me: my family and previous schooling had provided a basic understanding and love for God and the Church, but at the College I was thrown headlong into studies of Augustine, Aquinas, and Aristotle; discussions on ethics, predestination, and the miraculous Sacraments; and, for the first time in my life, I could attend daily Mass, in either the Novus Ordo or Tridentine forms. All of this disposed me toward hearing God’s call in my junior year.”
Perhaps while at Kenrick-Glennon, Mr. Bopp will reunite with his onetime tutor at the College, Dr. John Finley (’99) , who now teaches philosophy at the seminary.
Please keep Mr. Bopp in your prayers as he faithfully answers God’s call!