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