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Our first blog interview guest is Jacob Boddicker, SJ. Jacob is a Jesuit Seminarian who is in his ninth year of seminary. He is currently pursuing his Masters of Divinity at the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley at Santa Clara University. He was born and raised in Eastern Iowa.


When did you first feel called to Holy Orders?

When I was in middle school, maybe around 7th or 8th grade, I was folding laundry at the dining room table. A cousin of mine named Eric had just returned from hunting turkeys with my dad. He stood in the doorway of the kitchen sipping on a beer, watching me fold laundry, and he said, “Jacob, you have the right attitude to be a priest.” I didn’t think anything of it; I wanted to be a father and a husband and being a priest wasn’t even on my mind. So I basically laughed it off.

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As Catholic women, we have so many unique gifts, experiences, and perspectives to share. All of these things provide so much good to the world around us: our family, work place, parish community, and beyond. Especially during this time of the New Evangelization, I hope to bring many of you together so we can spread the beauty of our faith and make the world around us a better place; beginning with ourselves.