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 email@example.com or (712) 233-7522.
Home parish: St. Mary, Spirit Lake
Son of: Bob and Cari Waters
High school graduate: Spirit Lake Community Schools 2018
Name of seminary currently attending: Immaculate Heart of Mary Seminary, Winona, Minn.
Year in seminary: First year
Chocolate or vanilla: Twist
How you discerned God was calling you: Through prayer, the sacraments, and saying yes to God. God blessed me with big external signs so that he could mercifully direct me towards his will.
Dream vacation: Ireland
Most important thing you have learned from your parents: Faith in God is the only way to make it out of times of darkness.
Coke or Pepsi: Coke
What the priesthood means to you: The priesthood gives us the one thing we can’t live without, Jesus, so it means everything to me. The priesthood gives me a greater sense of who I am through the sacraments that lead me to Christ and through the possibility of being called to it.
Only way to eat eggs: On pancakes
Favorite image of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Sleep of the Infant Jesus
Preferred pie: Rhubarb
Night owl or morning person: Both
Go-to prayer in times of need: Hail Mary
Senseless fear: Heights
Something about you people would be surprised to learn: Taylor Swift is No. 1 on my music playlist.