Diocese of Charleston

Class: Freshman

Diocese: Charleston

Hometown: Morristown, NJ

Home Parish: St. Gregory the Great, Bluffton

MICHAEL GINTY KANE

I was born and raised in Morristown, NJ, and growing up I had always thought the priesthood looked like a pretty fulfilling job.  After high school, I went to a community college in New Jersey and was majoring in musical theater.  I enjoyed it, but after a while, I realized that it was not for me.  I moved to South Carolina and attended the University of South Carolina at Beaufort and majored in hospitality management, which is where I thought I was supposed to be.  God had other plans.  I felt the urge to do something more after about a year and started discerning the priesthood.  I am not the holiest man in the world, but God uses us for different reasons.  I have enjoyed my time in the seminary so far and am looking forward to finding out God’s true calling for my life.

Favorite Quote or Bible Verse

“Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” – Matthew 6:44

Fun Fact

I have always loved musical theatre, and my favorite show is either Hamilton or Dear Evan Hanson.