Diocese of Dallas

Class: Pre-Theology II

Diocese: Dallas

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

Fun Fact

I had the privilege of seeing St. John Vianney’s heart when it came to Washington, D.C. a few years ago.