Diocese of Dallas

Hometown: Plano, Texas

Home Parish: All Saints

Andrew Darling

I grew up with one awesome older brother and two loving parents. We are all musicians and have played music for our parish together for my whole life. I began seriously discerning God’s call in high school, when, in addition to band and theater, I joined the youth group. I ignored God’s call in many ways and preferred to make my own plans, but God didn’t give up on me. He continued to call me to the seminary, and answering ‘yes’ to that call has been the greatest decision of my life. I thank God for a wonderful first two years of seminary and for all His love and guidance as I continue in formation.

Favorite Quote or Bible Verse

“The road is narrow. He who wishes to travel it more easily must cast off all things and use the cross as his cane. In other words, he must truly be resolved to suffer willingly for the love of God in all things.” – St. John of the Cross

Fun Fact

Four of my seminarian brothers and I are in a band called “Down the Hill,” in which each of us plays at least two instruments.