Carson Bush

2nd year theology at Mundelein Seminary, Mundelein, Ill.

Birthplace/date: Estill, Oct. 18, 1974

Home parish: St. Peter’s, Columbia

Family: mom and dad in Estill, three sisters, one brother

Favorite aspect of seminary: camaraderie

Most difficult aspect of seminary: “lights and shadows” (exploring yourself)

3 people you would like to meet: St. Luke, Elizabeth I, John XXIII

Who/what inspired your vocation: Father Raymond Brown, the biblical scholar. I was reading one of his books and thought, ‘that makes sense.’

What do you do for stress relief: I get away.

Where do you see yourself in 10 years: teaching high school

Last: movie/book you saw/read: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling, Enemy at the Gate

What occupation would you have pursued, if not priesthood: international relations

Time period you would like to visit: 24th century

If you were stranded in a bell tower, what three things would you want with you: cable TV, my laptop, a cell phone

Do you think the seminary will adequately prepare you for the priesthood: definitely

If you had 3 wishes, what would they be: that Christ would return (sooner rather than later), unity among Christians, peace on earth

What’s your biggest fear: hurting someone who’s come to me for help

Most difficult class in seminary: medieval philosophy

If you could be a patron saint, what would it be of: teachers

What might you choose as your personal motto: to the greater glory of God