"Dare to give yourself to something."
BR. BENJAMIN STEARY, OP
TAKE A MOMENT TO
MEET BR. BENJAMIN!
What's your favorite prayer?
Right now, my favorite prayer is the Anima Christi: Soul of Christ, sanctify me. Body of Christ, save me. Blood of Christ, inebriate me. Water from the side of Christ, wash me. Passion of Christ, strengthen me. O Good Jesus, hear me. Within your wounds hide me. Permit me not to be separated from you. From the wicked foe, defend me. At the hour of my death, call me and bid me come to you that with your saints I may praise you for ever and ever. Amen.
If you could share a meal with any 4 individuals, living or dead, who would they be?
Oh man. Assuming Jesus is off the table, I'll go with St. John Henry Newman, St. Augustine, G.K. Chesterton, and Friedrich Nietzsche (just to stir the pot).
If you could join any past or current music group which would you pick?
I would join Snarky Puppy (check out their album 'Sylva'!).
If you had to describe yourself as an animal, which one would it be?
I've been feeling a manta ray type of way.
TIPS FROM BR. BENJAMIN:
What's a tip you have for young men discerning priesthood/religious life?
Be ready to take a chance. You'll probably never feel 100% certain about which path to take, but good stories always include a bit of risk! Dare to give yourself to something.
Any words of encouragement?
Don't worry! Always seek to grow closer to Jesus and He will take care of the rest, no matter where you end up.