Luke Mohan

Theology I
St. Joseph's Seminary, Yonkers, NY
St. Francis of Assisi, West Des Moines

My name is Luke Mohan. I was born and raised in Clive and attended grade school at my home parish of St. Francis of Assisi; I then attended Dowling Catholic High School and went on to earn a BA in Physics from Grinnell College. I just completed two years of pre-theology studies at Saint Paul Seminary, and will be moving on to theology at St. Joseph's Seminary in Dunwoodie, New York. During my time in seminary, I have developed a great love for sacred music, as well as biblical and pastoral languages.

While I was raised Catholic, being a priest never seriously crossed my mind until my sophomore year of college; I was considering changing majors and career paths and for some reason I thought, "You should consider whether you are called to the priesthood." At first, I hoped this "consideration" would lead to crossing the priesthood off a list of possible life paths. This did not happen, and the more I prayed and considered what might be God's will for me, the more interior peace I felt about being a priest (despite a bit of exterior anxiety). Around this time I began attending the Traditional Latin Mass which both deepened my faith in general and awakened me to the gravity of the priesthood. When this feeling of peace did not go away, I resolved to enter seminary and continue my discernment there.

Please, in your charity, pray for my fellow seminarians and I as we discern if God wills us to be priests.