When I look back at my college years at Mount Angel Seminary, my heart is filled with gratitude. It was there that I was first formed, learned to pray liturgy devoutly among brothers, and encouraged to make my whole life an offering of praise to God. The benedictine monk, Father Paschal Cheline, O.S.B., was my Vice-Rector and was a great inspiration to me. I sought his counsel regularly, and I remember how he wished for me to study theology at Mount Angel. My vocation journey has taken me on many adventures these past three years. Now it has led me to return to the place where my story began. God has called me and I’d like to think that in some way, Father Paschal had something to do with this return. I have returned to the hill where bells govern the day, monks chant in the abbey, and coffee at The Press brings a little delight to the soul. Pray for me.