Diocese of Nashville

Class: Freshman

Diocese: Nashville

Hometown: Franklin, TN

Home Parish: St. Philip, Franklin

CHRISTIAN MICHAEL CIMORELLI

I was born in northern California to a beautiful family of what would be 11 children.  I spent my childhood swimming, reading and playing with my siblings in the foothills and the ocean.  We always went to Mass on Sunday, even if we had sunburns from a water polo tournament.  I first heard the call of the Lord quietly and at a young age, but I did not listen until I began to pray  I have since found great peace in the opportunity to discern a vocation to the priesthood, and I am so glad to be here.

Favorite Quote or Bible Verse

“Do you not know that in a race all the runners compete, but only receives the prize?  So run that you may obtain it.” – 1 Corinthians 9:24

Fun Fact

I made the Tennessee Swimming State Championship final with my younger brother and best friend in 2020.