Robert Lane

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Pastoral year - St. Mary Magdalene Church, Apex, NC

Seminary: St. Vincent de Paul Regional Seminary, Boynton Beach, FL

Birth Date: October 11

Home Parish: St. Raphael Catholic Church, Raleigh, NC

High School: St. Thomas More Academy, Raleigh, NC (class of 2016)

Hobbies: Hiking, reading, baseball, geocaching

Who influenced / inspired you to priesthood? My pastor Fr. Phil Hurley was a tremendous influence in my discernment process. He was one of the first people I talked to, and he generously guided me through many questions I had about my vocation.

What would you say to a young man who thinks he may have a vocation? Thank God! God calls us because He loves us. Offering God an open and joyful heart will pave the way for a healthy discernment. Deepen your prayer life. Talking to someone about your vocation is a critical and necessary step in discernment.

Favorite Scripture Passage: Luke 1:46-55 The Magnificat. God chooses Mary to bear His son, and we witness the explosion of joy and love in Mary’s response to God.

Favorite Saint: St. Rocco!