May 12, 2019 – Meet our Summer Seminarian

Dylan Prentice will be arriving May 17th

First Pre-Theology
Saint John Paul II Seminary
Home Parish: St. Martin of Tours, Gaithersburg

Studied and performed opera prior to entering seminary.

My life before the seminary:

In 2017, I graduated from DePauw University with a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance. I decided to continue on to pursue a Master of Music in Opera Voice Performance at Southern Methodist University where I performed and studied. During my years in undergraduate and graduate school, I taught both voice and piano and directed choirs.

What convinced me to enter the seminary:

During my last year of undergraduate at DePauw University, I had a profound experience in Eucharistic Adoration while on a student-led retreat. I believe that the Lord presented himself to me and told me that He was calling me to something more than a career in music performance and teaching. I applied and pursued entering seminary that fall but decided against it. After a year of graduate school and living a virtuous, sacramental life, I knew in my heart that I desired to enter seminary and follow God’s call for me. If this was truly my desire in my heart, then I knew that God had put that desire in my heart. I couldn’t ignore his call anymore!

Other interests include:

Reading, soccer, all things Maryland especially Maryland steamed blue crabs. I also enjoy spending time outdoors with friends and family, camping, hiking, and summertime crab feasts!

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