Grayson is in his first year of college seminary at St. Joseph Seminary College in St. Benedict, Louisiana. His home parish is St. Richard in Jackson. He is an alumnus of St. Joseph Catholic School Madison.
Mr. Grayson Foley
St. Joseph Seminary College
75376 River Rd.
St. Benedict, LA 70457
His story in his own words:
I was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and my family moved to Jackson, MS when I was in third grade. I’ve lived here ever since.
In the summer of 2018 I went to a Catholic youth conference called Steubenville On the Bayou with my youth group at St. Richard. It was a faith filled experience and was the first time I considered the priesthood. I had an amazing encounter with our Lord during the exposition of the Eucharist. After returning home I started to receive spiritual direction from Father Nick Adam. This helped me to pre-discern my vocation.
I am inspired by the selfless example of other diocesan priests and want to serve just as they do. Through prayer I feel like I am being called to serve the people of God in my home diocese.
I enjoy playing basketball, reading, biking, and fishing. St. Lawrence is my favorite saint and the one I chose for confirmation. He had a fervor and zeal for the Lord that was radiant even until his death. I pray that I can be as strong in spirit as he was.
Before my I started discerning my vocation I was convinced that I would play college basketball. They say “If you want to make God laugh, tell him about YOUR plans.”
You can send Grayson a personal note to 75376 River Rd. St. Benedict. LA 70457