Fr. John Broussard
I was raised in the town of Willis, TX; there I grew up with my brother and my four sisters. I was home schooled all through elementary school, and all four years of High School. During those years, prayer in my family was an important aspect of my development. We tried as a family to pray daily. I truly believe that my vocation was fostered in that time of prayer spent with my family. Praying with my family also helped to develop in me a love of the rosary, and a strong devotion to our Lady.
My high school home schooling was done through Seton Home Study School. Seton was a hard, but a rewarding undertaking, that taught me allot about self-discipline, and helped me to develop a strong work ethic.
After I graduated from High School, I developed a great love and devotion to our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament, and found great strength and consolation from Him. I decided to focus my attention on discernment of a priestly vocation. I went to the visit the Franciscans in Hanceville, Alabama, where I met Fr. Wade Menezes with the Fathers of Mercy.
I am now a permanently professed religious brother of the Fathers of Mercy. My time with this religious community has been a rewarding and grace filled experience. God has given me many great gifts. Simple things, like a strong faith, and a close family for me to develop. I know that God is leading me in the direction of the Priesthood and religious life.