Thomas Kingsley

2nd year theology Blessed John XIII National Seminary, Weston, Mass

Birthplace/date: Charleston, Aug. 19, 1955

Home parish: Blessed Sacrament, Charleston

Family: mother in Charleston, two brothers, one sister, father deceased

Favorite aspect of seminary: liturgies

Most difficult aspect of seminary: New England winters

3 people you would like to meet: C.S. Lewis, Raymond Brown, Avery Dulles

Who/what inspired your vocation: military chaplains

Last book you read: “Models of the Church” by Avery Dulles

Reactions from others on your entering the seminary: very supportive

What was your occuption before the priesthood: Air Force officer

Time period you would like to visit: 18th century England

If you were stranded in a bell tower, what three things would you want with you: a grain of sand, a drop of water, a lighted candle

If you had 3 wishes, what would they be: for wisdom, patience, humility

What’s your biggest fear: falling

Most difficult class in seminary: pastoral counseling

If you could be a patron saint, what would it be of: early morning risers

What might you choose as your personal motto: Life on earth is combat.