Name: Christian Cone-Lombarte
Home Parish: Emmanuel, Dayton
When did you enter seminary? Fall 2012
What is your expected ordination year? 2019
Where are you currently studying? Mount St. Mary’s Seminary of the West, Cincinnati, OH
What are some of your favorite things to do? I enjoy reading, going to the symphony, and watching films. When I have longer breaks, my favorite thing to do is to go hiking in national parks.
Do you struggle in your prayer life? If so, how do you respond to that struggle? There are always struggles and distractions in prayer. I find that the best way to avoid these is to take as much time as necessary at the beginning of prayer in order to temporarily forget the anxieties of the day and to enter into the presence of God.
Why did you enter seminary? There is a long answer to this of course, but in the end, the question came down to this: Do I want to follow my plans, which haven’t been fulfilling as of yet, or do I want to follow what I think God is calling me to do, even if I don’t feel that it is what I want? Thankfully, I chose the latter, and am very happy where I am.