Hometown: Lafayette, LA
Home Parish: St. Pius X, Lafayette
ELI CHARLES WEIL
My vocation story started in my freshman year of high school at a retreat. I felt the call but was fearful of accepting it because I didn’t believe I could be happy outside of marriage. I felt this way for a couple years until I took a trip to Rome with my class. The priest who was our chaplain inspired me to accept the calling I felt. After that I felt great peace and was happy with my decision.
Favorite Quote or Bible Verse
“When he was at the table with them, he took bread, gave thanks, broke it and began to give it to them. Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him, and he disappeared from their sight.” – Luke 24:30-31
I got to see Blessed Carlo Acutis’ body in Rome.