Jason Salisbury '10

Novice
St. Joseph Midwest Capuchin Franciscan Province

Bachelor of Arts Degree,
Major in Religious Education,
Minor in Philosophy
School of Liberal Arts

“The community aspect really drew me in and made me feel at home.”

Participating in a high school youth group helped Salisbury grow in his faith and led him to believe that youth ministry might be a way for him to do God’s will. He explains, “My faith changed my life and gave me a sense of purpose in this world.” It was that purpose that influenced Salisbury to become a religious education major. “I think that having a liberal arts background definitely helps you to experience things from different perspectives and often times I found that multiple classes I was taking would often connect with each other, and I think this helps to connect different experiences now.” Salisbury was an avid leader in campus ministry, and a member of the liturgy committee. He was sacristan and in charge of the servers at mass. Though not a seminarian himself, he continued the twice-weekly adoration of the Blessed Sacrament in the St. Francis Hall Chapel, after the seminarians moved off campus.

From a young age, Jason Salisbury felt the call of the priesthood and knew that it would be important to continue his Catholic education in college. He visited Marian University and really liked what he saw, including an attractive campus and the San Damiano Scholars Program.

Salisbury has recently completed the postulancy program and is now a novice with the St. Joseph Midwest Capuchin Franciscan Province in Santa Ynez, California. “If it is God’s will I will be taking temporary vows after novitiate. I will then live in Chicago and start my master of divinity in preparation for the priesthood. God will guide me and show me what His will is for me.”

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