Originally from Tinley Park, Illinois, Ben Anderson ’22 graduated with a major in Theology with plans to enter the seminary for the Archdiocese of Chicago.
“This is a decision that I made with the help of a lot of prayers, the people around me, and people like the vocation’s director for the Archdiocese. I would have never been able to make this decision without studying Theology at Holy Cross and learning from the professors. In addition, the close-knit community at Holy Cross helped me to realize that this is God’s calling for me,” said Anderson.
“When I entered college, I was undecided on what I should study. One of the first core classes that I took was Theology. When that class started, I was thinking that I would not learn much because I went to Catholic school my whole life. However, Dr. Albarran was able to structure the class in a way that people who grew up Catholic and people who are being introduced to the religion would be able to learn from the class despite their varying degrees of knowledge. One day after class, Dr. Albarran suggested to me that I should become either a Theology major or a minor. After a lot of thought and prayer, I realized that becoming a Theology major was my calling at college,” noted Anderson about his journey.