Shawn Chessell

Age 41

Parish St. Matthew’s Parish, Surrey

Year Arts IV

Why am I studying to become a priest? I felt the calling to the priesthood for a long time but I ran from it. When I finally did get the courage to respond and to pray to God with an open heart, I felt that He was still calling me. I pray for His guidance each day and that I may continue to recognize His plan for me.

Favourite food: Spaghetti

Favourite sport: Hockey

Favourite movie: “Rudy”

Favourite book: “The World, the Flesh and Father Smith” by Bruce Marshall

Favourite hobby/extracurricular activity before you became a seminarian: Watching sports, listening to music, reading, writing

If you could be one superhero, who would you be, and why? Well, now that Adam West has passed away, I think there’s an opening for a Batman with a beer belly.

Favourite quote: “Be good, keep your feet dry, your eyes open, your heart at peace and your soul in the joy of Christ.” – Thomas Merton OCSO