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Brian Salvatore Lewis
St. Mary’s Seminary & University, Baltimore, MD
III Theology
Wilmington, DE
French teacher
B.A. French, St. Joseph’s University
M.S.Ed, University of Pennsylvania
M.A. French Studies, Institute of French Studies at New York University
Certificate of Religious Studies, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary and University
Church History greatly interests me.  Unlike the traditional approach of
Western Civilization as a history of conflict and resolution, the history of the
Church focuses instead on the building up not merely of an Institution but of
God’s people in communion through His Son.  Pastorally, it reveals where we
have successfully—and at times unsuccessfully—sown those seeds of
community in the past two millenia, and consequently, inspires me to promote
Christian unity and Catholic unicity.  

All Scripture courses, because as a hopeful priest, my primary responsibility to
the faithful is to preach the Word of God.  In the Scripture, there is such
Treasure, such Wealth and such Wonderment that continuously enriches and
nourishes and inspires.  Therein I discover who I am called to be as a hopeful
priest: another Christ, and to love as He loves, to serve as He served, to give
my life as He has given His.
Mary, our Mother; St. Joseph, St. Francis of Assisi, Saint Thérèse of Lisieux,
St. Teresa of Avila, St. John of the Cross, St. Anthony of Padua, Blessed Teresa
of Calcutta
Running, soccer, gardening, baking / cooking, reading, traveling, languages.
The ability to see light even in darkness
Up; Disney’s A Christmas Carol; Brother Sun Sister Moon; Back to the Future;
Babette’s Feast
Imitation of Christ; The Story of A Soul; Bible
The Scarlet Letter; Pride and Prejudice; Calvin & Hobbes Anthologies; The
Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe; The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
The Wings of a Dove, Sherlock Holmes, The Last Divine Office: Dissolution of
the Monasteries, Priesthood
The Priesthood is among my earliest memories. While I am unable to pinpoint
the first moment, I would locate it in first grade.
Being an ambassador of God’s extravagant mercy and forgiveness; drawing
others closer to Christ through the Sacraments; being like Mary, by also
bearing Christ to the world; being a beacon of Christ’s light in the darkest
recesses of humanity; serving the people of God as their advocate and their
Contemplative walks outside; in silence before the Tabernacle; in awe-filled
wonderment at Creation; in breaking open the Word of God through lectio
divina; at Mass; the Liturgy of the Hours in community or while walking outside.

The prophet Samuel said, “Speak, Lord, your servant is listening,” NOT “Speak,
Lord, your servant will think it over.”  Why would you want to be anything less
than what God made you for?
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