Seminarian Speaks: Tom Wilson

            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: Tom WilsonTom Wilson

     Home parish:​ Immaculate Conception, Cherokee.

     Son of:​ Jeff and Michelle Wilson

High school graduate: Washington Highschool, Cherokee, Class of 2008.

College degree: Civil Engineering, Iowa State University, 2013

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

Year in seminary: Pre-Theology II

  Chocolate or vanilla:​ Depends on the food.

   How you discerned God was calling you: I started listening.

  Dream vacation:​ Through-hiking the Appalachian Trail

Most important thing you have learned from your parents: How to tie my shoes. I can’t imagine I would’ve gotten far without knowing that! But also a how to work hard and the virtue of fortitude.

Coke or Pepsi:​ No thanks.

    What the priesthood means to you: Sacrifice

Only way to eat eggs:​ With one’s mouth?

Favorite image of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Queen of Heaven

Preferred pie: Cherry, but why have pie when there’s cheesecake?

Night owl or morning person: I enjoy being both, just not at the same time.

Go-to prayer in times of need: Thomas Merton’s Prayer of Abandonment.

  Senseless fear: Any fear which is not of God.

Something about you people would be surprised to learn: I summited Mt. Rainier in Washington while I was in college.


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