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Adam Dawkins

1st year pre-theology at St. Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore

Birthplace/date: Dec. 3, 1977, in Greenwood

Home parish/location: St. Peter’s in Columbia

Family: mom and dad in Greenville, two sisters and a brother

Favorite aspect of seminary: The community is wonderful; the camaraderie has been really great.

Most difficult aspect of seminary: the tedious studies

Three people you would like to meet: Jesus Christ, St. Gregory the Great, Winston Churchill

Who inspired your vocation: I was inspired by, first, my Episcopal priest – I was received into the Catholic Church at Easter 1999 — and by Msgr. Lehocky and Msgr. Hamburger.

Last movie/book you saw/read: “Hearts in Atlantis” (movie), “The Stranger” by Albert Camus

Reactions from others on your entering the seminary: Some were surprised; some weren’t, because it’s something I’ve thought about since high school. Everyone’s been very supportive.

What occupation would you have pursued, if not priesthood: opened a restaurant

Time period you would like to visit: the time during the life of Christ, to see things firsthand

If you were stranded in a bell tower, what three things would you want with you: a long rope, the key to the door, cell phone

If you had three wishes, what would they be: peace during this time of war, cure for AIDS and other diseases, an increase in vocations to the priesthood

What’s your biggest fear: to be stuck in the pulpit with no homily

If you could be a patron saint, what would it be of: the elderly

What might you choose as your personal motto: Amos 5:24 … but let justice flow down like the waters and righteousness as an ever flowing stream.




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