Diocese of Dallas

Class: Pre-Theology I

Diocese: Dallas

Hometown: Coppell, TX

Home Parish: St. Ann, Coppell

JOHN ANTHONY CAVANNA

I was raised in a wonderful family with four brothers and one sister. Educated primarily by my dedicated parents, our homeschool group, and also by my parish’s youth ministry, I grew to love our faith. In particular, my heart was moved by the thought of the priesthood. At first, this movement seemed to be only a natural appreciation for the priesthood; thus, I decided to go to college. I entered the University of Dallas and studied history. As this education nourished my love for Goodness, Truth, and Beauty, I realized that the idea of the priesthood not only attracted me, but also gave me a sense of peace.

Favorite Quote or Bible Verse

“Over the iron forest / He saw Our Lady stand; / Her eyes were sad withouten art, / And seven swords were in her heart – / But one was in her hand.” – G.K. Chesterton, The Ballad of the White Horse

Fun Fact

I LOVE dad jokes.