Class: Pre-Theology II
Hometown: Sugar Land, TX
Home Parish: St. Mary’s Catholic Center, College Station
BRANDON MAXWELL EDMUND BAIN
I wanted to be a priest for as long as I can remember, since I was about 7 or 8. I grew up attending Catholic schools and was very blessed to have been taught devotion to the Eucharist and the Blessed Mother at a young age. In high school, I planned to enter the Jesuits, which I did in the fall of 2020, after graduating from Texas A&M. It was in the Jesuit novitiate that I discerned a call to diocesan ministry, to serve the People of God in a local context, and so I left the novitiate to apply to be a seminarian with the Diocese of Austin. I have been incredibly blessed in my time at HTS, and I am so grateful for the graces and gifts I have received here. I am very happy to be back for my second year, pursuing formation for priesthood with my brother seminarians.
Favorite Quote or Bible Verse
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” – John 1:1
When I got confirmed, I added my saint name (Edmund Campion) to my legal name.