This is part of a continuing series introducing the seminarians of the Diocese of Sioux City to readers of The Catholic Globe. If you would like to adopt a seminarian – either with prayers or care packages – contact Father Shane Deman at or (712) 233-7522.

4-20Caniglia, RossName: Ross Caniglia

Son of: Phil and Norena Caniglia

High school: St. Albert High School, Council Bluffs, Class of 2006

University: Creighton University, Omaha, Class of 2010, B.S. in atmospheric sciences

Name of seminary currently attending: St. Meinrad (Ind.) Seminary

Year in seminary: II Theology

To what or whom do you attribute your interest in the priesthood: Trials and tribulations

Coke or Pepsi: Coke!!!

Most important thing you have learned in seminary: God can use our brokenness to transform us into wounded healers.

Pancakes or French toast: French toast

Most used app on your phone: Not a big user of apps

Three characteristics of a joyful priest: Stays faithful to prayer, has a positive attitude and is compassionate.​

GM or Ford: Hyundai – especially small cars.

Bible story that most resonates with you: Parable of the Prodigal Son

Guilty-pleasure food: Hmm, anything sweet.

What is something about you people would be surprised to learn: I once got a 254 in bowling. It was during a high school match.

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