To the editors:

As a student at a Jesuit, Catholic institution—St. Louis U. High—I have opened myself to the ideals of the “Grad to Grad”—being transformed into a young man, who is intellectually competent, religious, open to growth, loving, and committed to doing justice. I have been guided by love throughout my life, by my family, my high school, and my Church. Often I have felt like they have been merged together for me. I have seriously considered a religious vocation.  Serving at my parish of St. Gabriel, I had fallen in love with the tradition of the Mass and the reverence and humility of the priest, and I often dreamt that one day too, I would be one of them.