Class: Pre-Theology II
Hometown: Dallas, TX
Home Parish: St. Rita, Dallas
ALEXANDER PIERRE KOSHAKJI
I first felt a pull towards the priesthood when I was a freshman in high school. I distinctly remember getting home one day and being flooded with thoughts of the priesthood. It scared me, to say the least, and I soon managed to block it out with the help of my busy high school schedule. Then while I was a semester abroad in Rome, my heart was pulled harder than ever towards the priesthood, to the point where I had to let go; I was deeply unhappy resisting God’s invitation, and letting go unlocked great peace and rest for me.
Favorite Quote or Bible Verse
“Accept whatever befalls you, in crushing misfortune be patient; for in fire gold is tested, and worthy men in the crucible of humiliation. Trust God and he will help you; make straight your ways and hope in him.” – Sirach 2:4-6
I had the privilege of seeing St. John Vianney’s heart when it came to Washington, D.C. a few years ago.