Seminarian Speaks: Travis Crotty

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.

Name: Travis Crottytravis-226x300

Home parish:​ St. Columbkille, Varina

Son of:​ Corey Crotty and Patty and Barry Lammers

Eye color: Blue

High school graduate:​ Newell-Fonda Class of 2011. Go Mustangs!

College degree: Conception (Mo.) Seminary College, class of 2015, bachelor of arts in philosophy

Name of seminary currently attending:​ Kenrick-Glennon Seminary, St. Louis Mo.

Year in seminary:​ Theology 2

How you discerned God was calling you to be a priest:​ I paid attention to my desires for love, spent time daily with Jesus in prayer, and talked to friends and my spiritual director about what God was doing in my life and heart.

Batman or Superman:​ Batman

Most important thing you have learned in seminary: To spend time with Jesus in prayer every day.

Dog or cat:​ Dog

Three characteristics of a joyful priest: Happy, healthy, holy.

Bacon or sausage:​ Sausage

Favorite image of Jesus: Any icon of the face of Jesus.

Guilty-pleasure food: Peanut M&M’s.

Hymn that resonates with you: Attende Domine

Senseless fear: Running out of coffee.

What is something about you people would be surprised to learn: I really enjoy reading poetry and drinking nice coffee.


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