Jefferson City

Class: Sophomore

Diocese: Jefferson City

Hometown: St. James, MO

Home Parish: St. Patrick, Rolla

GARREN GRAY

My vocation story starts with a rubik’s cube during freshman year of high school. A sophomore girl with whom I would soon become close with asked me how to solve it. Through that relationship I was introduced into the Catholic faith and into a deeper understanding of sacrificial love. As I went to college and came to better understand myself, I discovered more fully that deep love of Christ in my friendships and that fulfillment in showing others His love. On a retreat during adoration I felt called to give my life to him I completely. I believe he is calling me to himself, and I must follow.

Favorite Quote or Bible Verse

We are not the sum of our weaknesses and failures, we are the son of the Father’s love for us and our real capacity to become the image of his Son Jesus.” – St. John Paul II

Fun Fact

I was a non-denominational Protestant before becoming Catholic.